Originally Posted by NW Cat Owner
This weekend Dirk is doing some work inside the house's power panel so we can eventually run power outside for the trailer. There isn't any outside power outlet right now, but there will be eventually.
He needs to know what sort of plug the trailer will use. 120 or 240? And anything else that I can't remember to ask.
What all does he need to know? We'll eventually dig a ditch for the power and have it connect to a pole that will stick out of the ground that the trailer will plug in to. Not sure if I explained that properly, but at least I didn't use the very technical term of "thingie".
Hopefully you folks will know what I'm trying to ask and can provide the correct answers and any tips he might need to know. Thanks!
You will need a 30 amp , 125 volt single phase circuit
You will need 3 #10 AWG copper conductors 1 Black , 1 White ,
1 green / bare
1 single pole 30 amp circuit breaker ( GFCI breaker is preferred )
1 30 amp -125 VAC receptacle
1 Weather proof deep single gang Bell box
1 Weather proof in use receptacle cover
Underground 10/3 UF cable or 1/2" schedule 40 PVC conduit with fittings ,cleaner , glue and straps.
** A) Ground the metal bell box as well as the receptacle
B ) Drill drain holes in bottom of bell box
C) Use schedule 80 PVC conduit above ground where conduit is exposed
D) Strap pipe / conduit above ground on pole and house with
1/2" mineralacs .
E ) UF cable must be protected above ground or when subject to physical damage.
F) UF cable should be buried 18" below finished grade and a yellow caution marker tape should be buried 6 " above the cable.
G) PVC should be buried 18" below finished grade and yellow caution marker tape buried 6 " above conduit.
H) Your installation should be inspected by the local inspector having juristiction.
I ) Ask someone ,such as an electrician if you have questions or you are unsure of what to do.
J) 4x4 or 6x6 pole for mounting receptacle should be .40 or .60 treated Lumber
K) Mount receptacle on pole at an elevation where it will not be damaged or buried in snow.