Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Spade
  • Tape measure
  • Hacksaw
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Drill bit set
  • Wire stripper/cutter
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Pipe wrenches, 2
  • 1-in. drill bit
  • Torpedo level

You'll also need a mattock, pipe bender, fish tape, and leather gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • RMC (rigid metal conduit)
  • EMT (electrical metallic tubing)
  • Fittings (connectors, LBs)
  • Electrical boxes
  • Stranded electrical wires, 2 (white and black)
  • Wire connectors
  • Conduit straps
  • Duct seal
  • Electrical tape
  • Switch
  • GFCI