Above Ground Pool Wire Questions
I will be installing an Above Ground Pool in my backyard, and I have some questions I would like to run past the forum. For general information, the work is being done in Connecticut.
I already have a Sub-Panel located in my Basement, I use it to control the basement Outlet and Light Circuits; I have several available slots within this panel to add my 2 Pool circuits for the Pump and Convenience Outlets.
The problem is ... This Sub-Panel is about 50 Feet from where I need to exit the basement and begin my outside 3/4 inch PVC Conduit run to the Pool Outlet Post.
My questions are ...
1 - Can I run THHN #12 Wire along the Basement Ceiling Joists WITHOUT Conduit. The wire will be about 94 Inches above ground level and attached with Insulated Staples ??
2 - I will be running 2 separate circuits using THHN #12; would I also use a #12 Insulated Ground, or does the ground need to be #10 or #8 ??
3 - Can I use a Common Neutral and Ground for these 2 circuits.
All help would be appreciated ... use of frost sleeves, size of conduit, number of conduit bends, Outdoor Box Types, Twist Lock outlet and plugs, etc.
Thank you all in advance ... Lou B