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Can I use wire like the one linked below in a fixed outdoor application if its above ground and completely sealed inside liquid tight conduit? It basically looks like extension cord but it's less than a third of the price of NMWU.

WIRE SJTW 16/3 75 M CANADA WIRE - Rona.ca
 
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Old 06-30-11, 09:34 AM
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What are you trying to wire? What size breaker?
 
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Its to wire from a minisplit ductless Heat pump outside to a head inside. The manufacturer spec calls for 16/3 with ground.
 
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The NMWU in 14/3 w ground at HD is 5.99 a meter (3 feet) and I can't seem to find it in 16 which isn't surprising as its kind of a specialty application. If it's up to code to use the other wire linked above I'll go that route but if not I'll just cough up and use the 14/3 nmwu.

EDIT: I'm in BC , Canada
 
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Code requires the #14. Smaller sizes are not allowed except for very specific circumstances.
 
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Originally Posted by ibpooks View Post
Code requires the #14. Smaller sizes are not allowed except for very specific circumstances.
The manufacturer spec'd 16 and it is UL certified so code is 16.
 
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Thanks for the help everyone. I figured it out.

I actually needed Multi-Pair Shielded Power Limited Remote Control Signal Cable (UL)
 
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Originally Posted by tha_dub View Post
Thanks for the help everyone. I figured it out.

I actually needed Multi-Pair Shielded Power Limited Remote Control Signal Cable (UL)
You didn't tell us it was for the thermostat. That makes a big difference in the reply.
 
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