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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Any Electricians out there ?

I want to put an above ground pool pump on a Swithced GFCI receptacle outside. The pump is a 1 hp. pump and runs off of 110. I'll have this wired (dedicated) to a 20 Amp breaker in my garage. I will bury conduit exterior for the wire. I heard that the wire has to be "special" (THWN ?). The wire can be 12/2 3 wire, but as far as I can tell, the local hardware stores only sell interior Romex wire, or exterior UF-B wire. QUESTION, can I use the UF-B wire in the conduit ? I know it's rated wet, but want to make sure it takes any heat in a conduit. Thanks in advance.

If I have to use THWN.... where the heck can I buy it..... other than online.

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Re: Any Electricians out there ?

OK, I might even settle for wannabe electrician ?

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Re: Any Electricians out there ?

To help you understand exactly what thwn wire is read this....but to answer your question 12/2 direct burial in conduit witha 20 amp breaker is all you will need
1.The "T" stands for thermoplastic insulated cable.
2.A single "H" means the wire is heat resistant.
3."HH" means that the wire is heat resistant and can withstand a higher temperature. This wire can withstand heat up to 194 degrees Fahrenheit.
4.A "W" means that the wire is approved for damp and wet locations. This wire is also suitable for dry locations.
5.The "X" means the cable is made of a synthetic polymer that is flame-retardant.
6.The "N" is for the nylon coating that covers the wire insulation.
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Re: Any Electricians out there ?

I'm not an electrician but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night....does that count?

The problem is that I don't know what I don't know.
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