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Old 10-19-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
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I am planning on putting a 100 amp sub panel in my basement. The main load center is in the garage about 40 feet away. I was hoping to use Southwire 27282306 USE cable for the 2 hot conductors in a 1" PVC conduit plus the ground and a neutral wire (i am thinking #4 or #6 copper for the ground and neutral wires but I am not sure on that aspect) Can this number 2 aluminum wire be used in a conduit since it is rated as Direct Burial? Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Carl.

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You should just get SER cable. Depending on which code cycle you are under will effect the proper cable size.

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Yes i was going to use the SER cable but I thought since my friend had a 500 foot spool of #2 USE I could save some money by not having to buy the SER. Is USE acceptable to use in conduit in the house? Carl
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USE is underground service entrance cable. It is not for use in the interior of a house.
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Thanks, I will get some SER Carl
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