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Old 08-21-2016, 04:27 PM   #1
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I'm a Canadian Electrician currently working with UK cable styles and which don't really translate to our standards, so I found the AEI Ampacity reference tables online. Here's my questions: 1. Can someone define Clipped Direct to me. I'm not 100% on what all it covers 2. What would you define surface laying the cable on ground as?
3. If for buried cable, I'm in loose dry sand, what is a safe bet for my thermal resistance factor? 4. the classification of "buried, in or around buildings" I don't really get the "in or around buildings" part lol seems basic but wouldn't that be clipped direct usually?

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Hey. Questions, Why are you working with UK cable styles? Are you in working in Canada or the UK
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Hey. Questions, Why are you working with UK cable styles? Are you in working in Canada or the UK
More than likely doing some contract work with little oversight as per usual.
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Ummm nope, Military, Deployed, working with local materials
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Pretty much the same difference.
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sure, but they bring yah out and give you the materials and say giver so.... just looking for some information
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sure, but they bring yah out and give you the materials and say giver so.... just looking for some information
Oh I understand where you're at. Frustrating for sure.
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