- Aug 9, 2016
- Arlington, WA
- Kubota B7800; Kioti NX5510HC
I did not say it was a good thing. However it is not needed or required. I hired a licensed electrician to complete all my work.
If it's my home, or in the case of my in-construction garage/shop (which will require a permit due to a new service install), I have a licensed electrician do the work (I'll be working with him on the garage/shop, as I did with some rewiring in my house). My outbuildings I've wired myself: pump house (surface mount in sched 40 and GFCI), installed proper service conductors to one shed (idiots had 30 amp wire running off a 40 amp circuit!) and ran service and some outlets to my old pole shed. Once my garage/shop is done with initial wiring I'll do any additional work: as long as I'm 100% confident I can match code (as this building will be insured).
Regarding GFCIs, folks do know that you have to regularly test them, right? (I'm falling behind on testing mine!) I've only had one trip in about 3 1/2 years (in the pump house): no idea why.
I'm interested in figuring out a security light solution. I like the idea of the dual-brite setups, but it appears they only(?) use incandescent bulbs.