ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat
Recent Posts
Grounding electrodes
by gfretwell - 09/07/21 03:41 PM
Looking For Electricians in the Midlands
by Alex247 - 09/06/21 05:26 AM
Backup Generator Done Right
by timmp - 08/31/21 04:44 PM
New in the Gallery:
Now you know.
Now you know.
by Tom_Horne, September 7
February, North East Indiana
February, North East Indiana
by timmp, July 25
Who's Online Now
1 members (Scott35), 32 guests, and 11 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
#210624 07/14/13 04:38 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
S
New Member
When referring to with jacket or without jacket, is this bare copper or with insulation for the purpose of the number of conductors in a trade sized conduit?

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 947
T
twh Offline
Member
USEI conductors are jacketed. Single conductor wire used to have a cloth jacket.

On a similar topic, Table 6 is for stranded conductors. Solid conductors are a little smaller but you can always use Table 6. It's the worst-case measurement.

When you need to push it, you can use the manufacturers measurements and when you really need to push it, you can measure the wire and the conduit.

Here are some tables using the manufacturer's specs: http://www.codemath.com/cgi-bin/Run.pl?script=FillTbls

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 35
H
Member
i'll go one better. have'nt you heard the question, how many wires can you pull into a conduit? answer is, how big is the gorilla on the fishtape. had to throw that one out there.

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 613
M
Member
Jacket is another coating not related to insulation. Loomex has 2 insulated conductors, a bare bond wire and all enclosed in a jacket of plastic. Once it was woven cloth.
Some single conductor cables are jacketed and insulated. I have seen these used for street lighting. The jacket permits direct earth burial.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Featured:

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians
 

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
cookcc
cookcc
California ,Long Beach
Posts: 28
Joined: May 2007
Top Posters(30 Days)
timmp 3
Popular Topics(Views)
282,897 Are you busy
216,663 Re: Forum
203,095 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5