When laying cables underground there are so many things to consider in order to ensure the project is done perfectly. This often makes it mandatory to hire a professional electrician. Following are a few basic steps of laying cable underground by yourself:
1. The Trench
Firstly, you need to dig a trench where you will lay the wires and cables. While digging, make sure the borough is of an appropriate size; it should not be too be too small or too big but according to the size and width of the cables. Do check with the authorities about the nearby wiring map so that you do not end up digging the wrong area.
2. Installing the Cable
After digging a right sixed trench, you can start installing the cables. It is preferable to run the wire through PVC conduit rather just throwing it in the trench. If the wire is very long, you should use a cable reel trailer. If you do not want to purchase the machine for just one project, you can either rent one out or look for a used cable reel trailer for sale. Once you have finished installing the cable, don’t forget to place a warning sign, so that if someone decides to dig, they know there is a live electric wire there.
3. Finishing Up
Now that you have installed the wire/cable, you will need to get it inspected by authorities. After this inspection, you can cover it up with soil. Another inspection is done after the completion.
If you need to make any edit in how the cables have been laid, you can ask for details from the local authorities as different states have different rules.