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#59083 - 11/27/05 10:47 AM FAS cable  
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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 02:08 PM Re: FAS cable  
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Maybe you could pull through ENT
http://www.royalpipe.com/pdfs/ENT.pdf


#59085 - 11/27/05 02:39 PM Re: FAS cable  
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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.
http://bwcecom.belden.com/sales/sal...efined&P5=undefined&P6=undefined


#59086 - 11/27/05 03:55 PM Re: FAS cable  
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You can run THWN conductors in PVC conduit. Be sure to identify the transition boxes somehow as FA.
We used to paint them red.


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