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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 3:00 PM

Cable depth

Area was marked, but would like to know how deep cables are actually buried.

ATTHelp

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3 months ago

Hi there, @scarefoot! We're glad to hear that the cables have been successfully located. 

 

We don't have any way of knowing how deep the cables are buried. 

 

Please feel free to reach back out if you need any help in the future. Thank you for contacting the AT&T Community Forums!

 

Lacey, AT&T Community Specialist 

tonydi

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3 months ago

Given the large number of reports in this forum about cut fiber, the depth is likely far more shallow than you'd think and nowhere near what the NEC requires. 

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3 months ago

If you are lucky it will be 3" deep.  But it should per NEC be minimum of 6" deep.  I have some spots that is not buried at all.  

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3 months ago

ANOTHER QUESTION: how far typically on either side of the painted marker line should one assume the line would run? If I was to dig 12" on either side of it, I "should" be ok?

ATTHelp

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3 months ago

Thanks for reaching back out to us @scarefoot.

 

We'll be unable to provide that information, but we'd suggest reaching out to our Buried Wire Center at 1-800-924-9420 Monday through Friday between 8am-6pm ET. They'll be able to provide more information regarding where you would be able to dig it.

 

Please reach back out if you have any further questions. Thanks for reaching out to the AT&T Community Forums.

 

Robert, AT&T Community Specialist

spoom2

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3 months ago

 But it should per NEC be minimum of 6" deep.

NEC code 830.47 States direct buried is a minimum of 18 inches, you're lucky to get a couple inches. 

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