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TheHotShotKid
03-10-2006, 10:37 PM
just wondering.

sheshovel
03-11-2006, 12:53 AM
I bury it under dirt in a shallow trench or dont bury it at all and put mulch over it..if it is to run under a walkway or pathway I run it thru ABS pipe and bury that.

steveparrott
03-11-2006, 08:37 AM
Note article 300.5 of the NEC code regarding burial of low voltage wiring:

-All locations not specified below: 6 inches
-In trench below minimum 2" thick concrete: 6 inches
-Under a building: In raceway only
-Under roads, alleys, public driveways and parking lots: 24 inches
-Under one- and two-family dwelling driveways and outdoor parking areas and used only for dwelling-related purposes: 18 inches
-In or under airport runways, including adjacent areas where trespassing is prohibited: 18 inches

NightScenes
03-11-2006, 09:05 AM
There ya go Steve!!

TheHotShotKid
03-11-2006, 10:40 AM
I guess I'm in violation then and should get back out to that airport and sink my cable a bit deeper under the runway so it complies.:laugh:

niteliters
03-11-2006, 02:42 PM
i usually go 24" when going under aiport runways...can't be too safe.:)

dcondon
03-11-2006, 04:10 PM
just wondering.

Make sure you go deep enough so the frost dosen't bring it to the surface in the spring. :waving: