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asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th April, 2020

Can I use UF B Wire indoors?

Indoor and Outdoor Usage
On the other hand, UF electrical wire is approved for use in most areas as outdoor fixture and electrical wire. UF cable can even be buried underground without a need for electrical conduit or any other type of protective covering. Of course, UF cable can also be used inside the home.

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Beside this, what is UF B wire used for?

› Copper Building WireUF-B Wire (Direct Burial) UF-B wire is typically used as an underground feeder cable to distribute power from an existing building to outdoor lighting fixtures, pumps, outbuildings and other outdoor equipment. The cable can also be used as direct burial cable.

Also, can you put UF B in conduit? Running UF cable through metal or PVC conduit. Although not commonly done, it is allowable to run UF cable (but NOT NM) cable through metal or PVC conduit in an underground application. Most electricians prefer to fish individual waterproof THWN conductors through conduit, simply because it is easier.

Consequently, can you use outdoor wire indoors?

While the electrical wire meant for outdoor use can be used indoors, it would be dangerous to use indoor wires outside. Indoor wire is designed for use within the house and is not prepared to handle the external factors found outdoor such as temperature, moisture and even chemicals in some cases.

What is the difference between UF and UF B Wire?

Type UF B cable is made for direct burial underground without the use of conduit or other piping, and is also gray in color and is marked as type UF B cable to denote the difference between it and the regular type UF cable, which is not suitable for direct burial outside of conduit or the proper piping material.

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