Wednesday Working – Wiring

The next stage on the garden shed is the electrical. Heather plans to use this as a bit of a greenhouse for starting seedlings. Here in the high desert that means heating mats and grow lights so here are some pictures of the wiring I installed for that:

This rat’s nest of wires is the junction box for the underground conduit to the shed. It was a bit of detective work to figure out which wires went where.

I found the right wires and here is were the conduit will enter the shed.

This is the rough wiring. Takes a bit of drilling, pulling and cussing to get it to this stage.

Here is the completed setup. There is a GFIC on the right for safety and not show is a light switch for those dark days of winter. This had its own set of swear words to complete.

Next step is to add installation, dry wall, benches, cabinets and shelving.

You’ll be seeing a lot of this project. If you need me I’ll be in the shed.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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14 Responses to Wednesday Working – Wiring

  1. Dave says:

    I changed out a couple of bedroom rocker switches earlier this week and the process went smoother than normal. Circuit breaker off, swap out old switches for new, circuit breaker on. I kept waiting for my “cuss” moment but thankfully it never came. The electrical on your shed is already beyond what I’d trust myself to do.

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    • For complex wiring I hire an electrician, but since this was a single circuit, I went ahead and braved the electrons. Also there were no ladders needed – the other reason I hire out – my days spending hours chasing up and down ladders is long over.

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  2. Ah, yes. No project can be successfully completed without the proper use of improper language. Hubby’s training is in electronics, too; and he marvels (the most polite word I can come up with) at the idiocies of our construction electrical codes. Is it the same where you are?

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  3. SusanR says:

    I don’t mess with stuff I can’t see that can hurt me — like electricity and gas.

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  4. It is looking great. Electronics is something I haven’t really done. Probably for the best. 😀

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  5. jfwknifton says:

    I had a go at rewiring our shed a few years ago, but the firemen all said that I could have done a much better job.

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  6. Some things take detective work; other things take cussing. Good thing you have both in your tool box.

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  7. OK, way too complicated for me. Electricity–can’t you get electrocuted if you make a mistake? Hmm???

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