Originally Posted by clr8ter
Sooo, did you dig that trench with a hand shovel?
Sorry, couldn't resist.
I am proud to say that I did NOT dig it by hand!
I had actually dug a trench by hand from my shed to the back of my house when I was planning on running a line from a breaker in my main panel but then I decided to run it to the outside panel below my meter. The outside panel was twice as far and that extra distance was over some very hard dry ground. That was a no brainer; I rented a trencher!
Like I said before I'm not at all opposed to technology. But had the ground over that extra distance been as soft as the previous ground I would have happily used a spade and trenching shovel.