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Electrical Question from Cathy about Home Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Can I run a heavy extension cord under ground to plug in a fountain for a small water garden?

Electrical Question from Cathy about Home Wiring

Received from Cathy a Homeowner in Maysville, Kentucky

Question: Can I run a heavy extension cord under ground to plug in a fountain for a small water garden?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.

The Following links will assist you with your electrical question:
Hi Cathy – Burying an extension cord is not permissible. Installing a Direct Burial cable 24 inches deep and providing protection and a GFCI device is. Another option is installing a pvc conduit 18 inches deep and providing GFCI protection, outlet and weather proof cover. These are just the basics.

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