Type Of Wire

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by jepthng, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. jepthng

    jepthng LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Do You See A Problem With Running Regular 10g Wire Instead Of The
    Typical Stranded Stuff?i Have Found At Work 300ft. Of It And Was Hoping To Some How Make It Work.

    Thanks Aaron
     
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    it will work fine.
     
  3. kerdog

    kerdog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    It is rated for 'direct-burial', right?
     
  4. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    make sure its rated for direct burial and sized accordingly to accomadate your load. Its alot harder to work with than the stranded stuff and maybe harder to get really good tight connections.

    I wouldnt use it at a clients home but would prolly use it at my own home.
     
  5. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,209

    If it is stranded wire, it will work just fine. Solid wire is not as good of a conductor and therefore will have more voltage drop. Also, when you attach stranded wire, from the fixtures, to the solid wire, it is harder to get a very solid connection. You must make sure that it is rated for direct buy as well. If it is solid wire, it would have to be UF type.
     
  6. jepthng

    jepthng LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    thanks for the replies.i was trying to save a buck but i guess it would be more of a headache to try and make the wrong wire work.

    thanks aaron
     

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