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#46405 - 12/21/04 07:43 PM Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
Seems there might be a few things to criticize here:
http://www.dulley.com/diy/dw107.htm

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#46406 - 12/22/04 02:34 AM Re: Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
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Registered: 08/30/01
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#46407 - 12/22/04 01:42 PM Re: Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
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Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 234
Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
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The National Electrical Code now requires No. 12 gauge wire for all residential electrical wiring.

Huh?
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#46408 - 12/22/04 03:46 PM Re: Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
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Registered: 01/06/04
Posts: 62
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The National Electrical Code now requires No. 12 gauge wire for all residential electrical wiring.


wow, it good i read that link. i had origionally thought that the wire size is dependant on the breaker size. now i am more educated and know that the NEC requires No. 12 on all circuits. today i ripped out the 8 gauge going to my stove and the 10 gauge going to my dryer and replaced them with 12 gauge. tomorrow im going to go buy some more 12 gauge to replace that dangerously oversized feeder going to the 100 amp subpanel in my garage


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#46409 - 12/22/04 04:38 PM Re: Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
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Registered: 11/17/03
Posts: 117
Loc: Lynden, Washington
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Outdoor wiring projects are not difficult for a do-it-yourselfer, but, for safety reasons, outdoor wiring codes must be followed.

I was unaware of the NEC Outdoor Code- it would make much more sense to incorporate it in the standard NEC

No mention of load evaluation in the circuit to be extended, either- Grrrr!!!!!!
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#46410 - 12/22/04 06:17 PM Re: Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
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Loc: Alpharetta, GA
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Dig the trench. If you are using EMT conduit or UF cable, the trench should be 12 inches deep. Rigid metal or plastic conduit requires a 6-inch depth


This must be the question I missed on my license exam. I thought that in most circumstances UF needed to 24" deep in a yard unless covered with 2" of concrete. I didn't even know you could bury EMT and I thought rigid needed to be 18". I guess you learn something every day.

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#46411 - 12/22/04 06:59 PM Re: Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
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Registered: 07/05/04
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Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
RMC only needs 6" except underneath things like driveways, parking areas (that's "car parks" to you, Paul ), and runways.

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#46412 - 12/22/04 07:43 PM Re: Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
Sir Arcsalot Offline
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Registered: 11/17/03
Posts: 117
Loc: Lynden, Washington
How deep should the trench be to bury the rotten advice of some of those DYI (Do-Yourself-In) websites??? I won't mention the six-foot rule for the webmasters of those sites hehehe...
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#46413 - 12/23/04 01:46 PM Re: Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
Aw, shoot! You mean I shouldn't rely on that site as an educatiuonal resource for American outdoor wiring practices?

The #12 for all circuits is the first thing that caught my attention there.

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#46414 - 12/24/04 05:45 AM Re: Weekend DIY outdoor wiring
electure Offline

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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
The author's e-mail info is:

contact@dulley.com

To publish irresponsible information like this while posing as an "expert"?.

Eagle
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I didn't even know you could bury EMT





This was actually inside a building where the penetration went outside. The rest was indistinguishable as conduit.



[This message has been edited by electure (edited 12-24-2004).]

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