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Old 06-13-2014, 06:02 PM   #16
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The wire appears to read this...



Not sure if that's correct, nor what it means. But some googling...

http://www.southwire.com/products/RHHRHWUSEOEM.htm

Is it USE (Underground Service Entrance) type wire, manufactured by the 'CIRCLE WIRE & CABLE CORP', and a 12 gauge solid wire...right?

thanks -j
It is not your service entrance wire but if that is what it says than that is what it is. If it is in good condition it can be used for the GFCI.

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Hi again,

Here's my idea of my finished product.



That bottom left text says 'underground run 12 inches deep'.

Then I'll grab 2ft PVC grey conduit and drop it atleast 1ft under. Run the wires up through. I'll connect the PVC conduit to the outlet box.

Seems about right? - j

If you're thinking about running the 2 wires that are there with no ground. not buried to the proper depth and not protected, not direct burial cable? That's up to you.

The job you doing is "hack" against all codes and dangerous..

So I wouldn't look for advice here on how to try to make those conductors work for you.

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It is not your service entrance wire but if that is what it says than that is what it is. If it is in good condition it can be used for the GFCI.
NO it can't

the whole install is wrong
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Hi,

Ok - so 18 inches, UF, in PVC conduit?
EDIT: or 24 inches direct burial..?

Is that proper?
I'm not really reference any NEC, but just googling.

I think I should be able to pull/fish the UF cable through the run.

Am I starting to get things correct?

Let me know, thanks - j

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If you run the wire in pvc pipe from start/finish outside it doesnt need to be uf cable.
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24, 18, 12, or 6

check this chart for your application

http://www.xwalk.com/images/Table_30...over_Reqts.pdf


don't mean to bust your horns.

To code or not, there are installs that may not be to the current letter of the law to the code, but at one time where, or considered a calculated risk.
What you where/are proposing with the existing was too wrong.

A shovel, a nice day, radio, couple beers (or ice tea).. trench away

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