Electrical Code and Buried UF Cable
Does the electrical code allow you to run UF cable in concrete? Installing Buried Electrical Cable, The Minimum Covering Requirements for UF Cable.
Electrical Code for UF Cable
Electrical Question: Does the electrical code allow you to run UF cable inside concrete?
This electrical question came from: Joseph, a Homeowner from Montague, New Jersey.
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Installing Buried UF Electrical Cable
Underground Feeder, UF cable, cannot be run inside concrete.
The Minimum Covering Requirements for UF Cable
- General installation – bury UF cable 24 inches deep.
- 2 Inches of Concrete Covering when UF cable is buried 18 Inches Deep.
- 4 Inch Slab, No Vehicles – 18 Inch Depth.
- Under a Street – 24 Inch Depth.
- Under a Driveway – 18 Inch Depth.
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