Electrical code for outside Erie

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Old 08-01-15, 04:16 PM
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Electrical code for outside Erie

Found a wire in the ground when digging randomly.
I suspect this wire either runs to a submersible pump in the well or the 30A for the garage.
Can the wires just be exposed like this in the ground buried?
 
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Old 08-01-15, 07:10 PM
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No. .
 
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Old 08-01-15, 07:47 PM
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The burial depth is not deep enough. Also cannot see if the cable type is for burial .
 
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Old 08-02-15, 06:08 AM
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Could it be for cable tv? Quite often they only bury them a few inches under ground.
 
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Old 08-02-15, 07:30 AM
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How can I tell if it's for burial?
Secondly if it is, it can just be buried as is but deeper?
It's black cable (looks like 10/2,)
Could also be old junk cable - anyway to check for current? A stud electrical finder will just pick up the copper...
 

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Old 08-02-15, 08:48 AM
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Hold a non-contact voltage tester on it. If it doesn't beep, it is not hot. If it does beep, it MIGHT be hot but more investigating would be needed.
 
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There should be some labeling on the cable repeated. Check it and tell us what it says .
 
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Old 08-03-15, 07:53 AM
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Could be low voltage landscape lighting or irrigation system -- anything like that in the yard?
 
 

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