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Old 02-20-2012, 11:07 PM   #16
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USE-2 meets all the requirements and is probably cheaper and easier to find.
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I now know there is no one perfect wire or cable that can be used in any/all/multi installations/applications. It seems odd that there isn't though........
mpoulton answered your question.

USE-2 in conduit for the whole run.

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What two types of cables would you like to splice together and how are they going to be ran?
I need to get from my main panel in my house to the imaginary sub-panel in my garage. Total run of about 125'. 60' in my crawl space, 50' buried and the remaining 15' in the walls up to the panels, both on exterior walls. The plan was to use SER from the main to the end of the crawl space and splice into USE2 outside and take that up into the garage panel. Both being 2-2-2-4 AL.
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Here is a question.....what are your soil conditions there? Sharp rocks or clean soil.
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Here is a question.....what are your soil conditions there? Sharp rocks or clean soil.
Sandy soft salty. Coastal region.
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Next question. Would you prefer conduit or direct burial cable?
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The thing you are going to run into is that splicing the wire with proper connectors taping heat shrink tubing and a large enough junction box is after all that you have spend more money than if you would have used USE 2 in conduit the whole length.
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mpoulton answered your question.

USE-2 in conduit for the whole run.
Maybe I misunderstood but I thought the USE2 needed to be rated RHW2 to come within the dwelling unless it terminates within 6' at the panel and is in conduit. Therefore, it CAN NOT be run 60' in my crawl space unless a crawl space is not considered part of the dwelling. Hence, the SER to USE2 splicing. Supposedly there is USE2 rated RHW-2 but is pricey... EDIT EDIT EDIT

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Next question. Would you prefer conduit or direct burial cable?
Direct burial assuming it is adequate amperage that I would never dream of pulling it up for something bigger.
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The thing you are going to run into is that splicing the wire with proper connectors taping heat shrink tubing and a large enough junction box is after all that you have spend more money than if you would have used USE 2 in conduit the whole length.
Exactly, I know those boxes are not cheap along with all the other mickey mouse stuff......ugh.
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Why couldn't you use direct burial and then conduit into the structure?
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Why couldn't you use direct burial and then conduit into the structure?
Can I use USE2 in conduit in a crawl space???
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Why couldn't you use direct burial and then conduit into the structure?
Use direct burial where I guess I should ask?
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You could but I don't think you would have to. Can you get USE2 in cable form or is it individual conductors. I was thinking of only using conduit when it enters the structure.
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You could but I don't think you would have to. Can you get USE2 in cable form or is it individual conductors. I was thinking of only using conduit when it enters the structure.
It would be individual conductors.
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Use USE 2 in conduit and direct bury the wire outside 24" MIN below grade. Having the wire in conduit for peace of mind would only add 30 bucks at most to your project. Be sure to order 20% extra just in case because this stuff does not stretch.

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