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Old 04-24-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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shethed or unsheathed cable?

I am running power about 180 feet to power a 60A subpanel in an outbuilding. I am expecting to use 2-2-2-4 AL. The run is underground for about 150', and the balance through crawlspace and basement to the panel. My question is: can I use a sheathed cable such as SEU in the conduit so I can simply continue (unconduited) under the house, or do I have to run URD in the conduit to a juction box and change to a sheathed cable to run under the building? Or can i run URD in the conduit under the house to the panel (this would be less preferred). Thanks


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Old 04-25-2012, 07:24 AM   #2
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No, you cannot use SEU underground in conduit.

You can either of your other 2 ideas.

Note, I am assuming that what you are calling URD is really dual rated USE/RHW.

True URD cable is not listed in the NEC and cannot be used by home owners.


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