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Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by TheHotShotKid, Mar 10, 2006.
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.
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
There ya go Steve!!
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.
i usually go 24" when going under aiport runways...can't be too safe.
Make sure you go deep enough so the frost dosen't bring it to the surface in the spring.