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Old 07-17-2017, 11:12 AM   #1
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New outlet on existing UF wire


I am trying to repurpose some existing UF wire. It currently goes through my foundation, with no conduit involved, about 14" below ground and runs a long way to a place that does not need it.

I would like to cut it short and bring it up to slightly above ground level to a new outlet that would be mounted on the side of the house. I have a weatherproof cover, GFCI outlet, and metal box with top/bottom holes to connect to conduit.

My question is: am I meeting code if I:

(1) just bring the UF directly into the metal box (from the bottom)?
(2) put the UF in a metallic conduit, which would run to near the underground location near where the UF currently goes through the foundation?
(3) or, least favorite choice, do I need to cut a new hole and run conduit from inside the foundation hole, through the foundation, through the dirt, and into the outlet box?

Would doing either option (1) or (2) and somehow sealing the entry point of the UF be sufficient?

(This is in Montgomery County, MD, which uses 2012 NEC, I don't believe there are any relevant local modifications)

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Old 07-17-2017, 12:11 PM   #2
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Re: New outlet on existing UF wire


Your plan 1 sounds ok except you will need to sleeve the cable from 18" below grade to the receptacle .
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Yes; you also need waterproof box and weather resistant receptacle.

BTW there is no 2012 NEC. 2011, 2014, 2017.
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He's on NEC 2014, with local amendments.
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Re: New outlet on existing UF wire


Thanks for the quick feedback, and also for the 2012/2014 mistake (the 2014 is sitting right in front of me, not sure what I was thinking about). I'm going for Plan #1.
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