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#85842 - 08/11/03 09:53 PM UF for lamppost ?  
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A UF cable to a lamppost must be sleeved through the concrete in order to comply with 340.12 (8).
Correct?
Not according to the installation instructions.


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#85843 - 08/12/03 08:05 AM Re: UF for lamppost ?  
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Redsy
which instructions? GEO


#85844 - 08/12/03 09:03 AM Re: UF for lamppost ?  
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The installation instructions included with the lamppost show a cable routed through the hole in the bottom/side of the post and then concrete being poured in the hole.


#85845 - 08/12/03 11:37 PM Re: UF for lamppost ?  
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Redsy,

Do the Instructions mention concrete?

Bill


#85846 - 08/13/03 07:04 AM Re: UF for lamppost ?  
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Bill, Geo,

Yes, the installation instructions show concrete being poured around a cable which enters the post.


#85847 - 08/13/03 07:43 AM Re: UF for lamppost ?  
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REDSY
was it made in china and sold at home DE pot?
OOPS i never did that i think.


#85848 - 08/13/03 09:03 AM Re: UF for lamppost ?  
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Lemme guess...the instructions have something along the lines of "Must be installed in accordance with local codes by qualified personnel..." which translates to "Loophole."


#85849 - 08/13/03 09:16 AM Re: UF for lamppost ?  
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Redsy,

Can you scan the instructions and send it to me?

How about writing them a letter and asking them to explain? What do you think?

Bill

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#85850 - 08/13/03 01:11 PM Re: UF for lamppost ?  
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I will probably be asked to install it within a few days.
I'll double check the instructions and try to remember to keep them.


#85851 - 08/13/03 05:53 PM Re: UF for lamppost ?  
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I guess this is one of those cases where following the instructions will get you in trouble.

Uses Not Permitted- 340.12(8) Embedded in poured concrete...


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