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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Wiring receptacle

    Quote Originally Posted by deadshort View Post
    Why in the name of gods green earth would you use UF cable in an above ground and dry structure?
    It just seems to hold up better in the sunlight exposed environment than Romex. The sheathing is heaver and less likely to be damaged to the point of exposed wires.

    Jack
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  2. #22
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    Default Re: Wiring receptacle

    Yes UF is rated for underground but can be used as NM. You can buy UV resistant UF cable. UF cable is rated at 90 degrees when used as NM cable (60 degrees if used underground) it is also rated for wet locations. UV comes from sunlight and also as a by product of welding. UF also seems to hold up better than NM when it is hit, which often happens in a workshop.

    Conduit would be the best choice for a workshop but I just don't like working with it.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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