Outdoor outlet installation

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Old 08-24-04, 09:40 PM
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Outdoor outlet installation

I need to install an outlet by a backyard pond. I have an exterior GFI outlet about 20 feet away. I plan on using UF wire and running it along the foundation to the target site. Does this really need to be buried at least 24"?
 
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Old 08-25-04, 04:45 AM
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My understanding is that if GFCI protected (prior to being buried) it can be 18 inches deep.

Be aware that if this outlet is for a pool pump that you cannot use UF cable.
 
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Old 08-25-04, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by racraft
Be aware that if this outlet is for a pool pump that you cannot use UF cable.
Does this apply to a small pump for a home pond?
 
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Old 08-25-04, 06:44 AM
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Sorry, misread your original post. I read pool where you wrote pond.

No, a pump for a pond can have a recepticle wired with UF cable, as long as the recepticle is a GFCI recepticle or GFCI protected.
 
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Old 08-25-04, 06:55 AM
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If the cable is GFCI protected prior to being buried (i.e., put the GFCI receptacle in the house, not out at the pond), and if the cable is direct buried, and if the voltage is 120, and if the breaker is 15 or 20, then the required burial depth is only 12 inches.
 
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Old 08-25-04, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by John Nelson
If the cable is GFCI protected prior to being buried (i.e., put the GFCI receptacle in the house, not out at the pond), and if the cable is direct buried, and if the voltage is 120, and if the breaker is 15 or 20, then the required burial depth is only 12 inches.

Great info, thanks. Is it OK not to use conduit in this setting?
 
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Old 08-25-04, 11:29 AM
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Yes. Some would say it's better without the conduit.
 
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