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Old 04-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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I'm putting in 3 conductor 6 gauge direct bury wire to my 5er port so that I can have full power hookup while the 5er sits at home. I'm putting it down about 12-14 inches and it is about 110' from the house to the RV port. A trencher was too expensive, so I am digging it in by hand. A shovel and a pick-axe is all I have. I spent all day today with the pick-axe getting across about 20' of crushed concrete driveway. Still have about 1/3 of the distance to go burying the wire, but the electric is hooked up and working great! Hopefully I can have it all dug in by tomorrow evening. My back is sore, my legs are sore, my arms are sore etc. etc., but it will be worth it when it is done!



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Old 04-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Wow...that's a lot of work; but it should be worth it when you can hook up and have plenty of power at home. I may have tried that 30 years ago, but not anymore.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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I would not even try that where I live, without power equipment. The ground is loaded with shale.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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Sure glad all I needed was a 25' extension cord. That is way too much work.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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Ugh! I hate trenching! Last time I needed a trench dug, I was in charge of a bunch of volunteers who were helping restore a house after Katrina. It was our first day together as a team and one of the guys I assigned to do the digging I later found outwas a Circuit Court Judge! Perfect!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:20 AM   #6
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I did it the ez way, after the RV garage was up, I ran the 6 gauge wire from the service panel overhead inside the steel purlins, across the auto garage and then down to a 50 amp outlet at the back of the RV garage. But then, ez solutions were a necessity in order to rebuild a complete house, garage and RV garage in less than 7 months. Be safe getting the job finished.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #7
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That reminds me of when I wanted to run power out to my new pole barn about 20 yrs ago. Looked into renting a trencher, but with having to miss several buried utilities, I would still have more hand digging than trenching. At the time I had 2 teenage boys, and I offered them the money I would have spent for the trencher if they would hand dig the trench. They thought it was easy money when they started, but found out that they earned every cent.



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Old 04-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #8
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Just a thought you may want to run that wire through some sort of pvc conduit, just to protect it a bit more. PVC pipe is inexpensive and would allow for an easy run next time.



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Old 04-26-2012, 12:36 AM   #9
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I did the same about 4 years ago to have a 30amp outlet on the side of my shed next to where my 5er is parked. I also ran a Sat TV line from my dish at the same time so I can hook up the box in the trailer. Its a nice option when I want to retreat to a quiet place to watch a game or race.
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Its a nice option when I want to retreat to a quiet place to watch a game or race.
Or hide from the DW!!

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