Conduit for outdoor circuit


Old 10-11-04, 05:43 AM
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Conduit for outdoor circuit

I running a new outdoor circuit that will be several feet from the house. My question is, do I have to enclose the cable in conduit all the way from the service panel to the outdoor receptacle? Or can the wire be run through the basement without conduit until it reaches the outside wall and then into the conduit as it exitsl the house?

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Old 10-11-04, 05:47 AM
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It probably depends on your local code, but you may not need any conduit at all. I ran direct burial cable 85ft to my pond with a gfci breker in the panel and the cable only needed buried 12 inches.

Old 10-11-04, 06:00 AM
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Wiring that is above ground needs to be protected. While the exact definition of protection is up for discussion. As a minimum you will need conduit where this cable is exposed.
Old 10-11-04, 07:32 AM
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And there are specific rules for how to protect that cable running through the basement. Please describe more how that cable will be or was run.

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