I live on a coastal island and have a circular pea gravel over sand driveway. In the center of that circle are two stone lined depressions that were part of a Japanese garden. One depression has a large rock (300-400lbs) in it; the other a small pagoda lantern. I have decided to have a pond with a bamboo fountain installed in one of the depressions, about 10' X 14'. The fountain is just going to be a piece of bamboo that drains out of a river rock backwall... should look both natural and in keeping with the Japanese theme.
The guy from the nursery who's going to install the water feature for me tells me I need to provide 110V service out there: just a receptacle in some sort of enclosure. So I'm going to need to run some wire from the house across the driveway to the central area of the driveway.
So my questions are these:
1) What kind of wire and what kind of conduit should I use? This feature is going to get its own circuit breaker so I can isolate any problems on down the road.
2) How deep do I need to bury the conduit?
3) Nobody has said a word about a permit. Do I need one?
One further complication is there is an irrigation line running from the house to that same area for the automatic sprinklers. How deep are they typically buried and how do I avoid cutting them when I dig? I have no idea where the irrigation line is but I suspect it's going to come across from the other side (at least that's the way I would have done it).