Originally Posted by fxdave
i figure its another 200 to 250 for the wire an conduit breakers ect and really i guess you need a permit to do it correctly i know we can do it im just thinking do i really need too ?
For a 50 amp service at 165 ft you would need 6 awg wire (3.4% drop).... this stuff runs $4.50 a foot or so for copper UF (direct burial). This would be $742 just for the wire.
For a 30 amp service you would still need 6 awg wire, but one less conductor, so the cost per foot is approx $3 or $495.
For a 20 amp service at 165 ft you need 10 awg wire at approx a $1 a foot.
You can also use two 100 ft 10/3 extension cords (for 20 amp service) and have the flexibility of using this when you travel. They cost approx $90 a piece.