Ser/seu Cable Outside - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

ser/seu cable outside

We are running wire from a main panel in our basement to a subpanel in an attached garage that will supply power to the garage and addition that we just built. if we are going to use SEC cable from the main box in an unfinished basement to the sub panel in the garage with a 20 foot trip outside along the wall of the house and garage (it's a really old house so no way to run the wires through the walls/ceilings of the house). our question is can you run the SEC cable outside just attached to the wall or does it have to go through conduit to meet code.
I don't want to spend the money and time and then fail the inspection. I could not find if it was allowed or not in the NEC book.

I really appreciate any help you can give us.


Pollardmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
Master Electrician
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,663
Rewards Points: 3,582

What is SEC cable? You will need to use 4 conductor SER and yes, it may be installed exposed. Probably will look like heck but it is allowed under the NEC unless local ordinances say otherwise.


brric is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

Thanks, it was a typo! The cable will run behind bushes so it will be hard to see.
Thanks for the quick answer!!
Pollardmd is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sound out of cable box amakarevic Home Theater 11 05-18-2012 10:26 AM
Need help sizing Generator cable dgajr Electrical 2 07-20-2010 12:07 AM
Evaluating a kinked cable dave11 Electrical 5 05-09-2010 10:20 AM
Coaxial Cable Junction Box/Split apriest Electrical 19 07-23-2009 08:33 PM
Underground service entrance cable requirements. kgt55 Electrical 9 06-22-2009 06:55 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1