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.
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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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