UF wire


Old 09-21-05, 03:16 AM
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Question UF wire

Hi all,

Just another question. Since I am having to redo the garage wiring, I figure I might as well add an outlet or two where needed. There's plenty of space on the circuit.

At any rate, I am planning to add an outlet for a future deck on the outside wall of the garage. It will either be a box embedded in the wall with a flush plate or wire placed in conduit and run near the ground and up to a surface-mount box wher the outlet would be. The wire would not be buried underground.

For this application, do I need UF wire or can I just use the indoor Romex? Thanks.
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Old 09-21-05, 04:33 AM
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In the wall you can use NM type wire, as long as it is allowed where you are.

Outside, in conduit that does not go underground would be a topic of discussion. Some would say NM is okay, since the conduit is above ground. Others would say use UF since the wire is outdoors. Still others would argue that individual conductors should be used since the wire is in conduit. I would probably use UF just in case water did get in the conduit.

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