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  1. General Electrical Discussion
    I don't do a lot of low voltage/data type work. I had a customer today that has a cat5e data cable directly buried from the corner of her home to an outbuilding. I am wondering if I should use an existing cat5e cable so she can have internet in her outbuilding or if I should tell her that its...
  2. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hi there I'm trying to understand Rule 8-104(8) in the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code C22.1-15. It states that "the ampacity of underground conductors shall not exceed in any case those determined by Subrules (5)(b) and (6)(b) of this Rule". However the subrules mentioned don't discuss the...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    I am new to the Forum, I hope I am in the right place for technical questions. Troubleshooting question: On a 950' start/stop control circuit I collected this info with all wire connections isolated except the power source. Ohming out wires while isolated shows all open circuits (no direct...
  4. General Electrical Discussion
    Just wanted to know what are some key things to remember/start with when Laying out and doing underground work. Seems like things can get overwhelming when all youve got are a set of prints and a dirt field Whats the order it goes in? What would you locate first or where would you start? Just...
  5. General Electrical Discussion
    Okay, here's one of those questions I probably ought to know the answer to but I need some clarification. - I see UF cable installed frequently on the outside of homes, etc., that is not in conduit. I have always thought that it needed to be in conduit. Now, however, I am in question about that...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    I am working to clean up some old electrical work the state has required a home owner to get done and he has some 10/2 UF wire emerging from underground in a pump house... I'm thinking it does not have to be in conduit if it is not subject to physical damage. I guess I am just looking for a...
  7. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Does anyone have experience with direct burial triplex. What kind of protection is required in the ground and the transition from the ground to the building. thanks
  8. Residential Electrical Forum
    A buddy of mine recently discovered (the hard way) that the underground cable from his house to his detached garage was not only 6" below groud, but that it was also just a 12/2 romex. Now I will be running conduit from the main to the garage with a disconnect switch. My normal jobs are not...
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