WHAT SIZE BREAKER AND WIRE ?

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  1. baddley

    baddley

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    Hi

    I am new to electrical stuff and have a fairly simple question. I have a out building that i plan on running outlets and lights too.

    1. What I need to know is what size breaker is appropriate for my application?
    2. What is the size of the wire that I need to use to go from my main panel in my house to my out building (ie 6,8 gauge) ?
    This wire will be running underground for approximately 20' and the total distance from my main panel to the building is 85 '.

    This is what I will have in my building for outlets and lights:

    - 14 total outlets (110v)
    - 3 standard strip lights

    This is what my tools or devices are:

    - heat gun
    - battery chargers
    - full size freezer
    - sealing iron
    - small heater (1500 watt)
    - 3 strip lights
    - pedestal fan
    - dremel tool
    - drill

    I do not plan on using more than 4 things at one time excluding my lights if this helps !

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :D

    Thanks Scott
     
    baddley, Feb 13, 2011
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    get a copy of UGLY"S electrical references.
    jim
     
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