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Which Cables Can Be Directly Buried?

“Can this cable be directly buried?”

We get asked this question all the time, so we’ve come up with an answer for everyone.

We often get questions about whether a certain cable qualifies as direct burial. We’re always happy to answer these questions because we know it can get confusing – aside from a few cables (like UF-B and URD) that are always appropriate for direct burial, there are many, many more that are equipped with a sufficient jacket to be rated for direct burial.

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What is the Price of 2/0 Electrical Wire By The Foot?

Does your project require the use of 2/0 electrical wire?  If so you have come to the right place!

Wire & Cable To Go is a leading supplier of electrical wire and cable that offers different types of 2/0 electrical wire by the foot at low costs!

Below are a few of our most popular 2/0 electrical wire products that you can order online and have delivered within a few days:

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What Wire & Cables are Rated for Direct Burial?

Are you looking for a wire or cable to bury directly into the ground or inside an underground conduit?

If so, Wire And Cable Your Way has many different types of both aluminum and copper cables for your needs!

Below is a list of aluminum wire and cable that can be used underground:

1.  Quadruplex & Triplex Direct Burial Aluminum Underground Distribution Cable

  • Multi-Conductor Aluminum Cabe
  • Rated for Direct Burial
  • Cut by the foot

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SIZES & PRICING ON OUR DIRECT BURIAL ALUMINUM UNDERGROUND CABLE >>

2. XLP/USE-2/RHH/RHW-2 Direct Burial Aluminum Building Wire

  • Single aluminum conductor
  • Rated for direct burial

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SIZES & PRICING ON OUR SINGLE CONDUCTOR DIRECT BURIAL XLP/USE-2 ALUMINUM WIRE >>

3. XHHW-2 Aluminum Building Wire

  • Single aluminum conductor
  • Needs to be buried inside a conduit
  • Cut by the foot

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SIZES & PRICING ON OUR XHHW-2 ALUMINUM BUILDING WIRE>>

Below is a list of copper wire and cable that can be used underground:

1. THHN/THWN-2 Copper Building Wire

  • Single stranded copper conductor
  • Needs to be buried in a conduit
  • Cut by the foot
  • Multiple colors available

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SIZES & PRICING ON OUR THHN/THWN-2 COPPER BUILDING WIRE>>

2. XLP/USE-2/RHH-RHW-2 Direct Burial Copper Building Wire

  • Single stranded copper conductor
  • Rated for direct burial
  • Cut by the foot
  • Multiple colors available

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SIZES & PRICING ON OUR XLP/USE-2/RHH/RHW-2 COPPER BUILDING WIRE >>

2. Tray Cable (THHN-PVC) & (XLP-PVC)

  • Multi-Conductor Stranded Copper Cable
  • Rated for direct burial
  • Cut by the foot

Click here to view our Tray Cable (THHN-PVC) Category>>
Click here to view our Tray Cable (XLP-PVC) Category>>

All of the wires and cable listed above are available by the foot and can ship out the same day ordered.

If you have any questions or can’t find the wire & cable you need please call 855-880-8010 or send us an email here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,
Willie

WireAndCableYourWay.com

What Size Wire for 100 Amp Sub-Panel?

Looking for the right size wire for your 100 amp sub-panel for a detached building, garage, or shed?

Below are the best selling wires our customers use for service to a 100 amp sub-panel – all available by the foot at our store WireAndCableYourWay.com

COPPER

1.)  #3 THHN/THWN-2 Wire for 100 Amp Sub-Panel

  • Single Conductor #3 gauge THHN Copper Wire
  • Needs to be buried in a conduit
  • most popular

Click here for pricing on #3 gauge THHN wire

2.) #2 THHN/THWN-2 Wire for 100 amp sub-panel

  • Single Conductor #2 gauge THHN Copper Wire
  • Needs to be buried in a conduit

Click here for pricing on #2 gauge THHN wire

3.) #2/3C with ground Tray Cable (THHN-PVC) for 100 Amp Sub-Panel

  • Multi-Conductor #3 gauge THHN Copper Wire
  • Rated for direct burial – no need for conduit

Click here for pricing on #2/3C with ground Tray Cable (THHN-PVC)

ALUMINUM 

1.) #2 XHHW-2 Wire for 100 Amp Sub-Panel

  • Single Conductor #2 gauge Aluminum Wire
  • Needs to be buried in a conduit

Click here for pricing on #2 gauge Aluminum wire

2.) #1 XHHW-2 Wire for 100 Amp Sub-Panel

  • Single Conductor #1 gauge Aluminum Wire
  • Needs to be buried in a conduit

– Click here for pricing on #1 gauge Aluminum wire

3.) 2-2-2 Ramapo Triplex Underground Secondary Distribution Cable for 100 Amp Sub-Panel

  • Multi-Conductor #2 gauge Aluminum Wire
  • Rated for direct burial – no need for conduit

Click here for pricing on 2-2-2 (URD) Triplex Aluminum Underground Cable

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All of the cables above are in stock, available by the exact foot you need, and shipped the same day ordered.

Please note Wire And Cable Your Way does recommend consulting with a local electrician who can advise you on all local codes and other variables that may effect the wire size needed such as the length of your run.

Feel free give us a call at 855-880-8010 or email us here with any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your Pal,
Willie

 

Price of Triplex Aluminum Underground Wire (URD)

Wire And Cable Your Way offers a wide variety of competitively priced Triplex Aluminum Underground Wire (URD) by the foot.

Customers prefer to use this Triplex cable because you can bury it underground without a conduit.

Below are different sizes of Triplex Aluminum Underground Wires we have in stock – you can click the item to view the specs:

To view prices on our Triplex Aluminum Wire line please click here>>

Call 855-880-8010 with any questions.

You can also visit us at WireAndCableYourWay.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,
Willie

Got Questions? THHN Building Wire Rating, SOOW Portable Cord Sizes &Tray Cable Conductors

Its been quite busy over here at Wire And Cable Your Way and I have been getting to know some really interesting & unique customers from all across the country.

People are sending in questions all day long and I’d thought it would be nice to share a few common questions received…

Hey Willie, I am shopping for wire to wire up a new garage.  I am looking at your 4-4-4 Aluminum Underground Distribution Cable and wondering if it can it be direct buried, or must I use conduit? – Bill

Thanks for the question, Bill.  Our 4-4-4 Aluminum Underground Distribution Cable is rated for direct burial and you do not need to use a conduit.

Click here to learn more about our 4-4-4 Aluminum Underground Distribution Cable>>

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Willie –  I am looking for some 2 gauge & 6 gauge THWN-2 do you guys sell this by the foot? I only saw the THHN. – Mark

Yes, our all THHN Building Wire is THWN-2 dual rated.  This THWN-2 rating will be marked on the jacket of the wire and we do cut this by the foot!

Please click here to view our THHN/THWN-2 category page

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Hi Mr. Willie, I am looking for 10 gauge external power wire or cable suitable for installation from my house to garage for portable generator use. I am looking for a 10 gauge with 3 conductors and 4 conductors.  What do you recommend? – Alan

The most common 10 gauge 3 conductor & 4 conductor cables used for a portable generator is our SOOW Portable Cord (600v) & our SJOOW Portable Cord (300v).

Click here to view our 10 AWG SOOW Portable Cords>>

Click here to view our 10 SJOOW Portable Cords>>

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Hi Willie, I need a wire to connect 8KW, 240 V 1 phase sauna heater. The wire size#8 in THHN Building Wire, 90C copper. Do you have this type of wire? – Barbara

Yes, Barbara, we do carry #8 AWG THHN Copper Building Wire and sell it by the foot in a wide variety of colors.

Please click here to view our #8 AWG THHN/THWN-2 Wire product page>>

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Willie – I need to know if your 10 AWG XLP-USE-2 wire is sunlight resistant? -Dan

Yes. Our 10 AWG XLP-USE-2 wire is definitely sunlight resistant!

Click here to view our 10 AWG XLP-USE-2 product page>>

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Dear Willie, I am curious if your #1/0-3c THHN-PVC W/ GROUND is actually 3 insulated wires and one bare copper wire ? Thank You – Chet

Hi Chet – yes, you are correct.  Our 1/0-3/C THHN-PVC Tray Cable w/ Ground has 3 insulates wires and one bare copper wire making it a total of 4 wires within the cable.

Click here to view our 1/0-3c THHN-PVC Tray Cable w/ Ground>>

If you have questions you need answered you can call us at 855-880-8010 or email support@wireandcableyourway.com

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,
Willie

Photo Of The Day – “Electric in Nature”

Trenched wire Service to Barn

Sending a thanks to our customer, James, for sending us this photo depicting the trench dug between his barn and his service pole.  We like the angle of this photo and how it captures two main points of connection – the barn and the service pole.  James purchased our THHN Copper Building Wire for the connection and ran it through a conduit which will then be laid in the trench seen above.

THHN Copper Building wire is very popular for this type of installation.

Click here to view our THHN Copper Building Wire Category>>

 

For our customers who think copper is a bit too expensive for their project, we offer a great single aluminum conductor and a URD Multi-Conductor Aluminum Cable.

Our Multi-Conductor Aluminum Cable (URD) is rated for direct burial while the single conductor must be buried in a conduit.

Click here to view our Underground Secondary Distribution (URD) Cable>>

Click here to view our single conductor XHHW-2 Aluminum Cable Building Wire>>

We cut all these wires and cables by the foot and can ship them out same day.

Feel free to call us at 855-880-8010 or visit us at WireAndCableYourWay.com to view our full product line.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,
Willie

 

THHN Copper Building Wire Vs. Tray Cable (THHN-PVC)

Are you looking for a multi-conductor cable with THHN wire?  Say you need 4 runs of THHN wire but want it all in one jacket, do you know which cable to look for?

We here at Wire And Cable Your Way often get calls from first time customers who know they need THHN wires but want it all in one jacket and are not exactly sure where to find this cable?

If this sounds familiar to you we recommend taking a look at our Tray Cable (THHN-PVC).

Our Tray Cable (THHN-PVC) consists of a strong durable jacket rated for direct burial that is filled with multiple conductors of THHN wire.  Being that it is rated for direct burial, you do not need a conduit.  Many of our Tray Cables also come with a ground wire.

The Tray Cable differs from standard THHN Building Wire in that THHN Building Wire comes in a nylon jacket that can only buried in a conduit underground.   THHN Copper Building Wire is also one single conductor.

If you are not sure which one is best for your project please take a look at both the categories which includes pricing and the different sizes:

Click here to view our Tray Cable (THHN-PVC) Category>>

Click here to view our THHN Copper Building Wire Category>>

We cut all our Tray Cable (THHN-PVC) & THHN Copper Building Wire by the foot and ship it the same day.

Please call 855-880-8010 with any questions and we would be happy to help!

Thanks for stopping by.

Your pal,
Willie

WireAndCableYourWay.com

 

What is the Price of #8 Gauge Copper Wire?

Do you have a project that requires the use of #8 gauge stranded wire?  Trying to figure out what type of 8 awg wire you need & how much the electrical wire is going to cost?

If so, Wire & Cable To Go has several different options of #8 gauge wires to choose from!

1. Most popular 8 gauge wire we carry is a building wire called #8 AWG THHN/THWN-2 – Stranded Copper Building Wire.

Offered by the foot with a wide selection of colors, THHN comes in a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) insulation with a nylon jacket.  THHN wire can be used in a conduit but is not rated for direct burial alone. Our 8 awg THHN is also THWN-2 dual rated which means this conductor is appropriate for use in wet or dry locations at temperatures not to exceed 90° C or not to exceed 75°C in oil or coolants.  It is rated for 40 amps @ 60°C.

>>CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRICING ON 8 AWG THHN BUILDING WIRE

3. If you are looking for #8 awg copper wire that can be directly buried into the ground without a conduit we recommend our 8 AWG XLP-USE2-RHH-RHW-2 Building Wire which is rated for direct burial.

>>CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRICING ON 8 AWG XLP-USE2-RHH-RHW-2 BUILDING WIRE

4. We also carry a few multi-conductor 8 awg wires such as the #8-3 THHN-PVC Tray Cable with Ground.  Tray Cables are also rated for direct burial and are sunlight resistant.  These Tray Cables are pretty much multi-conductor THHN wires all under one jacket meant to be buried in the ground without a conduit.

>>CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR #8-3 w/ GROUND TRAY CABLE (THHN-PVC)

5. If your #8 gauge wire needs to be flexible we have several options as well!

Below are a few Flexible #8 AWG Cables we offer that depending on your application specs may work great!

We cut all these cables by the foot at no extra charge and ship them out the same day when ordered before 3pm cst.  Most customers receive their order within 1-3 business days due to our shipping locations across the country.

If you aren’t sure which 8 gauge cable wire is right for your project please give us a call at 855-880-8010.  We are here to help!

Thanks for stopping by!

Your pal,
Willie

WireAndCableYourWay.com 

What Type of Cable To Use For Underground Feeder Wire – Main Panel to Sub-Panel?

We get a lot of calls here at Wire And Cable Your Way from customers looking for underground feeder wire & cable to connect from their main panel to sub-panel.

Many of these customers look for direct burial cable for sub-panel connection in their garage, shed, or new workshop!

Based on your preference between copper or aluminum and the amperage required, we recommend taking a look at two different direct burial cables below. These cables do not require a conduit. (Links are highlighted)

1. Multi-Conductor Tray Cable (THHN-PVC)

This is our most popular copper multi-conductor cable meant for underground direct burial.

We have this in many sizes, cut it by the foot so you are not left with extra cable, and ship the same day.

You can learn more about our product selection, pricing and specs on this copper stranded cable by visiting our:

2. Aluminum Underground Distribution Cable

This aluminum cable is also popular for many applications like an underground feed to a detached pole or an underground feed to a barn or workshop.

We offer these underground aluminum cables at great prices in many sizes, cut by the exact foot you need, and ship it the same day ordered.

You can learn more about our product selection, pricing and specs on this aluminum multi-conductor cable by visiting our:

Based on the lengths of your runs and the amperage required we recommend browsing through our product selection of the copper and aluminum and then consult with a local electrician on which size cable is the best for your service.

Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions at 855-880-8010.

You can also view our entire wire & cable offering by visiting us at WireAndCableYourWay.Com

Thanks for stopping by!

Your Pal,
Willie

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