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My parking spot is separated from my house by a bit, so I needed somewhere to mount my EVSE. Decided to build a little enclosure for it to keep most of the rain/snow off (even though the EVSE is outdoor rated.) Pretty happy with how it came out. Hopefully the electrician shows up this week to run the conduit and finish the hookup. Then I start obsessing even more over when my ID.4 will get here!

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Looks very nice! You're a few steps ahead of me, as I have my FE, and still haven't figured this out :) I intend to do something similar: Where are you located?

I'm in Baltimore, and have the same issue: the pad I hope to use is 20 feet behind the rowhouse (on an alley). Turns out that code here allows a 40 amp line to be installed above-ground in PVC conduit. Honestly, I'm uncomfortable with that in multiple ways: safety, reliability, and aesthetics. How are your handling this?
 

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Looks very nice! You're a few steps ahead of me, as I have my FE, and still haven't figured this out :) I intend to do something similar: Where are you located?

I'm in Baltimore, and have the same issue: the pad I hope to use is 20 feet behind the rowhouse (on an alley). Turns out that code here allows a 40 amp line to be installed above-ground in PVC conduit. Honestly, I'm uncomfortable with that in multiple ways: safety, reliability, and aesthetics. How are your handling this?
Thanks! :) I'm in Pittsburgh. Getting a 50A circuit with underground conduit installed coming from my basement. Dug the trench myself (conduit needs to be 18" underground) and hiring the electrician to upgrade my service as well as extend the circuit out to my EVSE. I have a tentative date of Thursday for that to happen, hopefully it all goes smoothly. I'll report back in once the electrician comes.
 

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VERY Nicely Done gazpachoking!

One upside to conduit is that the electrician can/has to pull in individual conductors, which costs a little less than a cable. But of course then there's the conduit cost. 🤷‍♂️

btw: I/we did exactly this for my son's shed. Likely similar for you.

Thanks! :) I'm in Pittsburgh. Getting a 50A circuit with underground conduit installed coming from my basement. Dug the trench myself (conduit needs to be 18" underground) and hiring the electrician to upgrade my service as well as extend the circuit out to my EVSE. I have a tentative date of Thursday for that to happen, hopefully it all goes smoothly. I'll report back in once the electrician comes.
 

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Electrician came, and everything went smoothly. Still waiting for the inspector to come Tuesday before backfilling the trench though. Also waiting for the final invoice. All I had so far was an endorsement from my dad, who is a contractor that uses these electricians regularly, and a verbal, "we can save you a bunch of money from those other quotes," from the electrician.
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Electrician came, and everything went smoothly. Still waiting for the inspector to come Tuesday before backfilling the trench though. Also waiting for the final invoice. All I had so far was an endorsement from my dad, who is a contractor that uses these electricians regularly, and a verbal, "we can save you a bunch of money from those other quotes," from the electrician.
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I feel like you need to add a bird house to this as well. Looks great though.
 
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For those curious, got the inspection today, and the bill from the electrician, it was:
  • $1500 to upgrade my service from 100A to 150A, and replace my breaker box and all the breakers
  • $450 to install the 50A breaker for the car charger, and run conduit out my basement, through my pre-dug trench, and hook up to my EVSE

Just in time too, I picked up my ID.4 Pro tonight. 😄 Didn't have time to backfill my trench before pickup, or get any good daytime pics.
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Enjoy your new ID.4 gazpachoking!!

btw: you've inspired me to do a nicer-tighter coil of my cable, as soon as it gets warm enough to be more flexible. ;)
 
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