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Sure. I have a feeder line (2 conductor +ground) going out

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Sure. I have a feeder line (2 conductor +ground) going out to a shed
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: I have two circuits in the shed and want to wire a homeline HOM2-4L70S load center to support these two small load circuits
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes This was sort of helpful http://www.justanswer.com/electrical/5dom7-wire-homeline-70a-spaces-circuits-load-cen.html
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: But it seems to indicate a 3 conductor + ground incoming circuit, how do I do this with only a hot, neurtal, and ground coming in
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. What size wire is the feeder?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
10
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It will be running some lights, 15 amp circuit
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 months ago.

What is it fused for?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Has a 20 amp breaker in place now
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Here is a picture - I am simplifying this all. One line will come in from the top and the two on the left feed the two circuits
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Make sense? I could remove one breaker and just use one for the entire deal (again - minimal load)
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 months ago.

Why not wire the shed with #12 wire. It will be protected on a 20A circuit for both interior circuits without a panel.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Just put it all in a box than...is that OK with code?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The feeder is on a dedicated circuit back to the main - so it is protected, to your point
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 months ago.

It will be code compliant. The large feeder used to limit voltage drop is done all the time.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Final question - could I do that in this box and put some sort of face plate on it - hate to throw this all away
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 months ago.

The only problem is being able to connect the #10 wire to both lugs. Can't put 2 wires in the lug and can't make a joint in a panel. A junction box is what is required.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 months ago.

One more thing. When you have a panel in a separate structure, a driven rod is required. A junction doesn't require one.

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