what aerial wire do I use

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Old 01-23-06, 04:05 PM
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what aerial wire do I use

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I want to install a subpanel in my garage to run my air compressor and welder. I have to go with aerial wiring for ease of installation (back yard has a lot of concrete). My question is what wire or (cable) do I purchase to protect against the weather. I installing a 60a breaker as the feed to the subpanel so I know thatís a #6 wire. I just want the best protection from the elements.
 
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Old 01-23-06, 07:56 PM
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If you will take my advice you will run Quadplex. That is an assembly of three insulated wires wrapped around an uninsulated Aluminum Clad Steel Reinforced (ACSR) conductor that serves as the Equipment Grounding conductor as well as the messenger to support the other three wires. The insulation on the individual conductors of quadplex cable is quite rugged enough to withstand years of service. One of the insulated conductors will serve as the feeders neutral the other two will serve as the hots. If your area is lightning prone please advise because your outdoor aerial feeder will need protection from it.
 
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Old 01-24-06, 08:42 AM
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Thanks for answering my question. I went to homedepot last night and did not see any Quadplex cable. I looked for a person who could help but you know how homedepot is.lol I'll go again tonight.
 
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Old 01-24-06, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by mkabwe
Thanks for answering my question. I went to homedepot last night and did not see any Quadplex cable. I looked for a person who could help but you know how homedepot is.lol I'll go again tonight.
this may be a product that you have to go to an electrical supply house to get.
 
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Old 01-24-06, 09:04 AM
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You won;t find this at Home Depot, Lowes or any other of those stores. You need to go to an electrical supply store.

And take your banker with you. It will be expensive. It may be expensive enough to make you rethink your idea of not going underground.
 
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