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Old 09-30-11, 08:33 PM
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On a related question. I'm installing 5 garden lights approximately 10 feet apart along a pathway. I was considering using UF (which I already have purchased) except for the last 2 or 3 feet that rises into each box. Since I need to string them together I need 2 UF cables to each box and I'm having difficulty pulling cables through 1/2" PVC
I need help. Can I take off the sheathing from UF when it's in the PVC conduit?
 
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Old 09-30-11, 08:43 PM
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You cannot remove the sheathing. The 1/2" is too small for two cables.
 
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In addition to not being permitted, have you ever tried removing the outer protective layer from UF wire? I'm usually cursing after I've stripped just a few inches. I can't even think of stripping a long run of wire.
 
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Thank you for your quick reply. So if I still want to use UF my choices are either to have separate 1/2" PVC conduits to/from box or find a box that takes 3/4" PVC ? Or I forget about UF and use all PVC and THWN.
 
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Old 10-01-11, 01:57 PM
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Thank you for your quick reply. So if I still want to use UF my choices are either to have separate 1/2" PVC conduits to/from box or find a box that takes 3/4" PVC ? Or I forget about UF and use all PVC and THWN.
I'd vote for forgetting about the UF and use THWN.
 
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So if I still want to use UF my choices are either to have separate 1/2" PVC conduits to/from box or find a box that takes 3/4" PVC ? Or I forget about UF and use all PVC and THWN.
Yup, any of those three options should be quite reasonable. Not sure if the big box stores have outdoor boxes in stock that either have two 1/2" conduit entry points on one end or 3/4" entry, but any electrical supply house should have them, no problem. Or PVC and THWN. Depends on how many bends and turns your trenches make!
 
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Thank you for all your replies and advice. Great help.
 
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