BD Loop Preformed Direct Burial Loops
Used for installations under concrete, asphalt, pavers, or gravel roads. The most common installation is the loop tied directly to the rebar before concrete is poured. Wire is UL 493 certified designed for a direct burial application.
Unlike loops wrapped through PVC, The BD Loops Direct Burial Loop does not have an air pocket resulting in fewer repeat service calls due to phantom detections caused by ground vibration. Built with a high quality solid 14AWG wire out performing other preformed loops with twice as much copper per foot and increased tensile strength.
Solid 14AWG wire also results in the direct burial loop being very ridged giving the installer the opportunity to easily set-up and layout the loop and prevents the loop from falling in-between the rebar patter. Twisted jacketed lead-in prevents “coil back” from normal twisted lead-in, preventing wasted time untangling lead-in wires. The loop wire has arrows indicating the direction of current allowing easy understanding of phasing.
Each direct burial loop comes with an installation kit including easy to understand instructions, cable ties for installation on top of rebar, ground stakes for under gravel roads, and stickers for easy identification after the loops have been installed.
|Feature ||Benefits |
|Thicker 14-gauge loop wire, 4 times more copper than 20-gauge wire. ||More copper means a better performing loop and increased tensile strength. |
|UL 493 Direct burial rated loop wire. ||Insurance the right product is being used for the job resulting in an immense lifespan |
|Loops sold as a kit. ||Supplied instructions, ground stakes, cable ties, and loop labels. |
|Pre-phased at the factory. ||Saves time and prevents confusion when installing two loops to one detector. |
|Soldered connections ||Ensure top performance over time. |
|Flex yoke design pre-fitted with ½ inch PVC coupler. ||Saves installation time and material cost. |
|No air pocket in loop wire design. ||Will not float to surface during a concrete pour and also eliminates faults trips due to ground vibrations. |
|Compact size and reduced weight. ||Saves on shipping cost and warehouse space. |