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Ariel run of romex ?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Sonco, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. Sonco

    Sonco Guest

    I have to replace a Ariel drop to a sigh in the parking lot, It was taken
    out by a truck over the weekend.
    I checked the code and it states it shall be no less than 14 ft.the old was
    12'. The old drop was just a piece of 25" uf romex, can I use romex or do I
    have to use a type of messenger cable ?
    Don't have a clue where to look it up in the code book.

    Thanks
     
  2. Bob Peterson

    Bob Peterson Guest


    You really should follow code regradless of where the installation is. The
    code is designed to provide a minimum level of safety that people who have
    many thougsands of years of expereince have deemed appropriate. Sometimes
    the reasons for things are not obvious but there are generally solid reasons
    why the code is written as it is.

    I would be very suspicious of running 25 feet of UF without support.

    BTW Romex is a trade name, but is also commonly used to describe type NM
    cable, the stuff you see fished through walls. UF cable iks underground
    feeder cable, and might be made by Romex but is a diffferent cable.

    You can't use NM outside at all because it is not suitable for wet
    locations.
     
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