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  • Is UF cable meant for permanent outdoor exposure?

    Saw a photo of a cable running up a utility pole to a tornado siren control box.
    The cable is not inside a conduit.
    Is that legal?

    Thank you.
    I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
    It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
    "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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    Re: Is UF cable meant for permanent outdoor exposure?

    Why would you ask this in a plumbing forum?

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      Re: Is UF cable meant for permanent outdoor exposure?

      Originally posted by killavolt View Post
      Why would you ask this in a plumbing forum?
      Electricity runs down hill. Your picture proves it.
      Thoughthis was in thelectrical section.
      I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
      It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
      "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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        Re: Is UF cable meant for permanent outdoor exposure?

        Originally posted by Robert Gift View Post
        Electricity runs down hill. Your picture proves it.
        Thoughthis was in thelectrical section.
        Depends on what type of lightning it is...Ground-to-cloud or Cloud-to-ground.

        NWS Lightning Safety: Indoors
        "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
        John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          Re: Is UF cable meant for permanent outdoor exposure?

          Originally posted by Robert Gift View Post
          Thoughthis was in thelectrical section.
          If this is not the electrical forum I am in the wrong place.


          The only way to tell for sure is to see the pic you saw. Either way, UF does NOT have to be sleeved in conduit unless it is subject to physical damage.

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