Re: Need instruction book
If you can't afford to hire an electrician, then I'm afraid you can't afford to do this project. The folks in here really do like giving advice, even on electrical stuff, but this is what you would call a special project for which there isn't a textbook description.
If you can do as much prep work as possible so that the electrician's time there is minimized, you can reduce the cost quite a bit. You may be able to hire an hour's worth of an electrician's time to get some advice.
Digging the ditch and laying the conduit is a big part of the cost, and you can do that yourself. Keep in mind that the conduit will need to be inspected prior to burial. If you have rocky soil, you'll probably need to partially backfill with clean soil or sand before replacing the material you removed from the trench. Inspectors don't like to see big rocks dropped on top of conduits. If the conduit isn't crushed, the freeze-thaw cycle can cause the rock to eventually wear a hole in the conduit.
If the utility's engineer gave advice that conflicts with the booklet, go with the engineer's recommendation, but get it in writing with the engineers stamp. Believe it or not, in some jurisdictions, an engineer can override codes.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.