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Cable under a roadway #102259
12/13/05 11:48 PM
12/13/05 11:48 PM
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Cinner  Offline OP
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How deep would you have to bury a 5000 volt acwu cable under a roadway. Does anyone know what section or rule pertains to this in the cec?

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Section 36 deals with HV installations but I can only see where it mentions in a building , not underground distribution at all. But it says it has to be marked every 3 meters

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12/14/05 08:50 PM
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abbotsford.bc
Section 12
Rule 12-012 Appendix B and table 53.This says 1000mm. If you have any doubts check with your local inspector

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12/14/05 09:05 PM
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I don't know beans about the Canadian code... and I consider 480v to be "high voltage."

However, I suspect my local utility would require such a line to be buried at least 5 ft. deep, especially if there was no other protection (such as pipe).

Re: Cable under a roadway #102263
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From Table 53 conductors over 750 volts must be buried a minimum of 1 meter or 39 1/2 inches for the metrically challenged.
High voltage is over 750 volts so the 480 volts is "low" voltage.


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