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Underground wiring

Posted by don_1_2006 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 14, 11 at 12:06

Is there an equivalent to 14/2 UF that is stranded? If so how is it designated?


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RE: Underground wiring

No there isnt an equivalent thats stranded. What can be done is install non-metallic rigid conduit(electrical pvc) in the ground at the required depth(24" from grade to the top of the conduit meets all requirements) and use THHN instead of a sheathed cable. Both ends of the conduit must be terminated into a box such as a Bell box.


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RE: Underground wiring

Okay thanks.


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RE: Underground wiring

Given that you specified UF, it implies a wet location, and therefore you need THWN. Most wire is rated both THHN and THWN, but it always pays to check.


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