Posted by Pete C. on January 28, 2012, 2:36 am
Repairability, future additions, etc. If a wire becomes damaged and
needs to be repaired, you need to add another circuit, etc. it is a
piece of cake with conduit, but with direct burial it's an entire new
project. Small PVC conduit is like $.15/ft, it's too cheap to justify
Posted by Tom P on January 28, 2012, 12:12 am
On 01/26/2012 07:52 PM, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Bear in mind Cat 5e is limited to 100m
Posted by j on February 14, 2012, 1:44 pm
On 1/26/2012 1:52 PM, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
UF is cheap. Run conduit if you are running other wiring or such.
Where is your frost line?
Posted by Jim Wilkins on February 14, 2012, 3:19 pm
If the other wiring includes camera coax you might make the conduit large
enough to pass molded connectors.
Posted by Vaughn on February 14, 2012, 4:42 pm
On 2/14/2012 8:44 AM, j wrote:
Actually, UF isn't all that cheap, but the problem isn't the cost of the
cable or the cost of the conduit, it's the cost and disruption of
digging the ditch. You can repair damaged UF once or twice perhaps, but
to replace it you need a whole new ditch. If you put conduit in the
ground and plan ahead with extras, you only need dig the ditch once.