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Old 03-14-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Buried wire through Septic Field


Is it okay per code to run a buried electrical wire in conduit over a septic field? Is there a specific NEC code number that references this?

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Is it okay per code to run a buried electrical wire in conduit over a septic field? Is there a specific NEC code number that references this?
No code issue but doesn't seem to be a good idea. This will be abundanlty clear if you tear up part of your leach field.

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You can do it, but whether you should or not would be dependent on the purpose of the wire.

For example, if it was 12/2 wire going out to a fountain, I'd do it.

if it was more than 15-20 amps of service going to something more permanent, I would not do it.
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