Underground Wire to a Shed Panel
I had some 8-3 UFB with ground cable buried in my yard I want to re use it as the feeder for sub panel in a shed.
Wiring a Shed Panel
Electrical Question: I had some cable buried in my yard, I want to re use it for a sub panel in a shed.
Change the Wiring Sub Panel
I had some 8 3 UF B with ground cable buried in my yard which I just pulled up.
I want to re use it as the feeder for a 50amp sub panel in a shed.
My concern is that in some areas the ground wire looks to have been, what looks like, deliberately pulled through the outer sheathing in small loops (maybe 1 8 1 4 of an inch long).
These only appear in the area near the old disconnect it was hooked up to.
Is this still safe to use or do I need to replace the whole run?
I am planning to put it in PVC conduit in the new project.
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This electrical wiring question came from Ben in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ben.
Wiring a Shed Sub Panel
Application: Wiring a Shed Sub Panel.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Sub Panel, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Sub Panel should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your specific area of New Jersey. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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- Ben, from the information you have provided, damaged or compromised wire should not be installed or used.
- Besides, the 8/3 would not be sufficient for service to a 50amp panel.
- Also – UF cable should not be installed in PVC conduit unless the PVC pipe is up-sized,
and pulling a UF cable through a PVC conduit will be very difficult.
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