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#168857 - 09/18/07 01:22 PM PVC 6" burial depth
Jps1006 Offline

Registered: 01/22/04
Posts: 609
Loc: Northern IL
I have a print here that calls out 1" PVC buried 6" deep marked as "for future". From what I can tell, it is most likely for a sound system or some sort of PA. Would you consider that to fall under column 5 of table 300-5 (99 NEC) as "not more than 30-volts and installed with Type UF or in Other Identified Cable or Raceway"?

Would you argue the only way I could put it in is if it is called out for future irrigation or LV lighting?

This is an outdoor recreation-type area.

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#168858 - 09/18/07 01:27 PM Re: PVC 6" burial depth [Re: Jps1006]
ITO Offline

Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Texas
If you have an engineered and sealed set of plans, that calls for this, and its just empty pipe then put it in.
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#168871 - 09/18/07 06:59 PM Re: PVC 6" burial depth [Re: ITO]
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9023
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
This is just empty pipe, you can really put it anywhere they want but I would suggest they get off the extra bucks to put it down 18".
Then their options are open "legally". You know if they need a line voltage circuit there they will use it anyway.
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