UF wire installation question


Old 01-28-12, 01:49 PM
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UF wire installation question

I am needing to replace what I believe is called a UF direct burial wire for a curtain drain pump on my property. I'm wondering if I should just direct bury the new wire or put it into a conduit to protect it. It will be a 220 ft. long wire so I really want to install it the best way so it will last. I'm not sure exactly went wrong with the last UF wire but it wasn't put into conduit.
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Old 01-28-12, 02:04 PM
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If you are going to go to the trouble of installing conduit then use individual conductors with type THWN (or THHN/THWN) insulation. Pulling UF through conduit is anywhere from difficult to almost impossible.

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