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Term for kind of cable

 
 
Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 12:15 pm
I need to run a 115-v line from cabana to house but I'm damned if I'll bury it in a conduit. Instead I'd like to run it overhead in the taller foliation or where that's not feasible, run a few inches below the surface. So I need to know what cable using environmental-resistant outer coating is called

Yes I've worked over OneLook, never of much help

Thanks you electric fellas
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Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 02:20 pm
@dalehileman,
I think it's called armoured cabling over here (UK).

Worth a try.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 02:54 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Thanks Lordy, I'll look into that

Edited to confirm, yep that's what I'm looking for, thanks again Lordy
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 03:06 pm
I was trying to think of the stuff we used when my brother (electrician) ran electrics outside in the garden.
Couldn't think of it, so I phoned him. After a long gossip, I can now tell you that it is also known as SWA (Steel Wire Armoured).
dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 04:25 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Yea Lordy I noted that some of the cables were labeled that way so I wonder if you might save me the trouble of getting bogged down (in my incredible laziness) with an afternoon scanning Google and OneLook by explaining the apparent contradiction in "Steel wire armored." Assuming the wire is still copper but that the cable is armored with wound steel armor, galvanized strap, or whatever you call it

If you get the chance please ask your bro whether there's a special variety meant to be buried and what's it called
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 08:05 pm
@dalehileman,
The steel wire is just the "armouring" round the outside, Dale. Everything on the inside is conventional copper wiring.

This steel wiring is encased in a heavy duty waterproof coating and is designed to run underground, although you can run it above ground if you wish.

Apparently, you can hit that cable with a jackhammer and it will just bounce off.

From memory, it was quite expensive, but lasts for ever.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2015 01:20 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lordy you've been very helpful but I'm reconsidering steel-wrapped in favor of something lighter and easier to handle. So I'm wondering if instead there's such a thing, for instance, as plastic-wrapped and if so what it's called

I'm most interested however in the outer wrap, which I'd hope to be suitable for burial

Thanks once more
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