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Old 10-16-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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direct burial cable or conduit??


I want to run some AC (12/3) from the back of my garage to my backyard garden (~75 feet cable run). What would be the best and cheapest option? Direct burial cable or conduit? I want the cable run to be buried underground.

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:04 PM   #2
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I want to run some AC (12/3) from the back of my garage to my backyard garden (~75 feet cable run). What would be the best and cheapest option? Direct burial cable or conduit? I want the cable run to be buried underground.
Cheapest is 12/3 UF w/ground. Best, IMO, is PVC with THWN.

Take your pick.

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direct burial cable or conduit??


So no conduit needed at all?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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Cheapest is 12/3 UF w/ground. Best, IMO, is PVC with THWN.

Take your pick.
best would be Ocal pvc coated rigid then encased in concrete, but that might be a little over kill


I would never use UF romex buried directly on my house. On my house i buried all my pvc lines at 3' deep, with marking tape above it. Not to say i don't use direct burial UF at work when the job is speced with it, but i wouldnt' do it on my own house. Makes it a huge pain in the ass if you ever hit it with a shovel
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