Buried cable

difowler1

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Is it true that no single stranded wires can be direct buried without a raceway? Even if it is a triplex type cable. Only a cable similar to UF cable could be direct buried without a raceway.
 

augie47

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State Electrical Inspector
Wrong picture.. that's SE, not USE. The NEC is a better reference than Home Depot :)
Refer to Art 338.12
 

GoldDigger

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UF is a cable type which is not offered in single-conductor form.
USE is both a wire and a cable type, in that it is available in both single conductor and multi-conductor forms, both of which are suitable for direct burial.
 
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