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#179461 - 07/14/08 04:42 PM Exposed URD
derater Offline

Registered: 03/30/02
Posts: 182
In a home today I noted a long (50') run of urd that went out to the garage (100a sub.) Exposed basement ceiling, was run on joists and plates. Is it legal ?

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#179462 - 07/14/08 05:28 PM Re: Exposed URD [Re: derater]
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
It is not even legal inside even if you put it in a raceway. It must terminate outside of the structure.

#179463 - 07/14/08 05:41 PM Re: Exposed URD [Re: resqcapt19]
WireNuts29 Offline

Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 85
Loc: Mass, U.S.A.
ok stupid question...what's urd? I'm not familiar with that terminology...I'm guessing underground direct burial cable, or U.F ...Forgive the stupid question

#179471 - 07/14/08 07:22 PM Re: Exposed URD [Re: WireNuts29]
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Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 175
Loc: Middle of Canada
Underground Residential Distribution

#179484 - 07/15/08 08:59 AM Re: Exposed URD [Re: bigrockk]
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Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 756
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
It's that direct burial triplex cable that utility companies generally use for new underground services.

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