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#59083 - 11/27/05 06:47 AM FAS cable
YORKIE Offline

Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 20
Loc: abbotsford.bc
What are electricians using for fire alarms when pulling wires into slabs on grade or underground.Regular FAS cables are not approved for wet locatons. i have asked this question, and no one as been able to give me a definitive answer?

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#59084 - 11/27/05 10:08 AM Re: FAS cable
distributor x Offline

Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 57
Loc: Canada
Maybe you could pull through ENT

#59085 - 11/27/05 10:39 AM Re: FAS cable
Helectric Offline

Registered: 01/07/05
Posts: 91
Loc: Brandon, SD
You can try asking a cable manufaturer. Here's a link to Belden's contact page. These guys also have a "cable college" on their site that's kind of interesting.

#59086 - 11/27/05 11:55 AM Re: FAS cable
earlydean Offline

Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 749
Loc: Griswold, CT, USA
You can run THWN conductors in PVC conduit. Be sure to identify the transition boxes somehow as FA.
We used to paint them red.

#59087 - 11/27/05 01:48 PM Re: FAS cable
Tesla Offline

Registered: 06/16/04
Posts: 1280
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Belden does make listed cable for such use. You'll have to dig around for it. It features a gel coating underneath the sheath and over the conductors.

However, I suspect you will find #14 THWN stranded much cheaper.

Your options are limited by the system spec's.


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