How Deep to Bury Electrical Wire?

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There are four main methods for burying electrical wire. At 6 inches deep, use a galvanized metal rigid electrical conduit. At 12 inches deep, use direct-bury UF-B cable. At 18 inches deep, use THWN-2 conductors inside PVC. At 24 inches deep, use UF-B cable, but use a conduit where it is exposed above ground.
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At voltages of 750 volts or less, in non vehicular areas, direct conductor bury is 24 inches. In vehicular areas the depth is 36 inches.
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Depends on local codes. Our codes call for 12" in "thinwall, 18" in pvc and 24" with underground "romax"
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