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  1. #1
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    Dec. 9, 2008

    Default Building Barn: installing electric outlets for free standing stalls??

    If all goes as planned, the builders are starting tomorrow to build our barn.

    We are leaning towards the free standing stalls, but I want electric outlets for fans etc. Anyone have any pics on how they ran electric??


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 1, 2001
    Finally...back in civilization, more or less


    In the barn I had years ago, we ran electric high along the back wall (the outer wall of the barn) so we could hang fans. I don't like fans blocking the stall fronts and wanted to have them angled down from over the back corners of the stalls so that worked well.

    We did put in some wall outlets in the grooming stalls and on the aisle by the tack room to plug in things like clippers, the vac, etc...
    We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May. 12, 2000
    NE TN, USA


    Make sure your contractor is familiar with the electrical codes for high moisture/corrosive conditions around farms and dairies. There's quite a difference between them and commercial, residential, and industrial facilities!

    Horse pee and poop will do a number on galvanized fittings in a hurry!

    In general, the outlets must be higher above the ground and in corrosion-proof conduit and fittings. Everything must be ground-fault protected. A separage ground wire should be run rather than relying on the conduit for the grounding (which wouldn't work with corrosion-proof conduit anyway).

    Our receptacles are 7' above the floor with six stalls per circuit breaker so heated buckets won't overload the circuits. The receptacles are also on separate circuits from the lighting. We used vapor-tight fixtures with wire guards above the stalls, and put 100 Watt-equivalent CFL bulbs in the fixtures.
    “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”
    John Adams

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec. 9, 2008


    Thanks for the helpful info!!

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