Outdoor Lighting Circuit

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Old 07-21-04, 10:56 AM
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Outdoor Lighting Circuit

I have begun to run the wire for an outdoor light/receptacle circuit (12/2 UF and for two pole lights, one spot light, and two receptacles)) but now I'm wondering if I should daisy chain the circuit or make branches from the main line. I am just not sure how to make the splices safe and watertight for burial. Any suggestions?


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Old 07-21-04, 11:18 AM
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Above ground splices are better, but there are boxes approved for underground splices. Visit your home center and ask to see them. But I'd daisy chain unless that would make the run substantially longer.
 
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Old 07-21-04, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by John Nelson
Above ground splices are better, but there are boxes approved for underground splices. Visit your home center and ask to see them. But I'd daisy chain unless that would make the run substantially longer.
How many 14 gauge conductors can be carried in a 3/4 PVC conduit (using 14/2 UF cable)? I have 3/4 conduit run under a concrete sidewalk to allow access to a receptacle and light on the opposite side. If I daisy chain then I figure there will be six running in the conduit to and from the respective fixtures, is that permissable? I planned on using 12 gauge but I believe that would definitly be pushing it. The run would not be that much longer if I daisy chained but the conduit issue might be a problem.

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