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    Town home built in the mid 80's. The freeders are running through the crawl space and lacking support as they penetrate the sub floor. Are these rated for this type of installation. I see a W in the rating.

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    Default Re: Feeders in crawl space

    better pic of the rating


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    Default Re: Feeders in crawl space

    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
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    Town home built in the mid 80's. The freeders are running through the crawl space and lacking support as they penetrate the sub floor. Are these rated for this type of installation. I see a W in the rating.
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    I wouldn't want to be in a Wet Crawl With them Things.
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    But if I'm reading right they are Rated for Underground Use.

    TYPE USE-2/RHH/RHW-2
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    Default Re: Feeders in crawl space

    I do not have the reference handy, but I believe that individual conductors should be in a conduit.

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    If the cable is being used as service entrance cable it has to follow the rules for USE type wire. USE is NOT permitted in the interior of a residence as it is not a fireproof or fire resistant cable.

    338.12 Uses Not Permitted
    (B) Underground Service-Entrance Cable.
    Underground
    service-entrance cable (USE) shall not be used under the
    following conditions or in the following locations:
    (1) For interior wiring
    (2) For aboveground installations except where USE cable
    emerges from the ground and is terminated in an enclosure
    at an outdoor location and the cable is protected in
    accordance with 300.5(D)
    (3) As aerial cable unless it is a multiconductor cable identified
    for use aboveground and installed as messengersupported
    wiring in accordance with 225.10 and Part II

    of Article 396

    300.5 Underground Installations.
    (D) Protection from Damage.
    Direct-buried conductors
    and cables shall be protected from damage in accordance
    with 300.5(D)(1) through (D)(4).
    (1) Emerging from Grade.
    Direct-buried conductors and
    cables emerging from grade and specified in columns 1 and
    4 of Table 300.5 shall be protected by enclosures or raceways
    extending from the minimum cover distance below
    grade required by 300.5(A) to a point at least 2.5 m (8 ft)
    above finished grade. In no case shall the protection be
    required to exceed 450 mm (18 in.) below finished grade.
    (2) Conductors Entering Buildings.
    Conductors entering
    a building shall be protected to the point of entrance.
    (3) Service Conductors.
    Underground service conductors
    that are not encased in concrete and that are buried 450 mm
    (18 in.) or more below grade shall have their location
    identified by a warning ribbon that is placed in the trench at
    least 300 mm (12 in.) above the underground installation.
    (4) Enclosure or Raceway Damage.
    Where the enclosure
    or raceway is subject to physical damage, the conductors
    shall be installed in rigid metal conduit, intermediate metal

    conduit, Schedule 80 PVC conduit, or equivalent.




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    Default Re: Feeders in crawl space

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    I do not have the reference handy, but I believe that individual conductors should be in a conduit.
    That would be correct Gunnar.


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    Chapter XIVIXVII of "Why You Have To Crawl The Whole Crawl Space"

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