What wire to run in an underground conduit?
What would be the best choice of wire to run in an underground conduit?
I am running electricity to my barn, have dug the trench and wonder what would be the best choice of wire to use. I know that there is direct burial wire but I do want to run the wire in conduit to protect it. Should I run, say, UF-B inside the conduit for further protection, in case moisture forms in the conduit?
Here are the parameters.
- 50 foot run from house to barn
- Depth of trench 24"
- Wire gauge: would prefer 10 (It is a 20 amp circuit but would prefer to use 10 gauge in case I decide to one day upgrade the rest of the circuit).
- Conduit: Intend to use the standard grey PVC, 1" or 1 "