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Richas 07-22-2012 12:52 PM

Bringing Conduit to Main Panel
 
Hi

I am bringing conduit into my basement from a garage sub panel. 1 1/4" PVC.

The panel is in the basement against a foundation wall, sub grade, and so it not possible to come into the back of the panel.

The lb enters the side of the house above the panel between the floor joists. There is no combination of preformed PVC that will get it to the panel. Heating and forming PVC would be a real PITA.

Is the a flexible conduit solution?

Thanks

Rich

stickboy1375 07-22-2012 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richas (Post 971704)
Hi

I am bringing conduit into my basement from a garage sub panel. 1 1/4" PVC.

The panel is in the basement against a foundation wall, sub grade, and so it not possible to come into the back of the panel.

The lb enters the side of the house above the panel between the floor joists. There is no combination of preformed PVC that will get it to the panel. Heating and forming PVC would be a real PITA.

Is the a flexible conduit solution?

Thanks

Rich

Liquid-Tight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit works well, Carlon makes Carflex type brand. You could easily transition from PVC with an FA fitting.
http://www.frostelectric.com/WOE-IMAGES/00609265.jpg

Richas 07-22-2012 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 971823)
Liquid-Tight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit works well, Carlon makes Carflex type brand. You could easily transition from PVC with an FA fitting.
http://www.frostelectric.com/WOE-IMAGES/00609265.jpg


that's what I was hoping for! A male-male coupling glued to pvc coated flexible conduit glued to a FA fitting at the panel.

Is this correct?

Rich

stickboy1375 07-22-2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richas (Post 971827)
that's what I was hoping for! A male-male coupling glued to pvc coated flexible conduit glued to a FA fitting at the panel.

Is this correct?

Rich

Carlon does allow gluing its product to couplings, But I recommend a PVC Female adapter glued to the pvc, then just buy two car flex connectors, they come in straight or 90*, the connector will screw into the Female adapter.


http://images2.cableorganizer.com/ca...apter-main.jpg

Female adapter....

http://www.farmtek.com/wcsstore/Engi...ge/lj2620a.jpg

Carflex connector, this connector will terminate directly into a panel knockout...

Richas 07-22-2012 05:11 PM

Well thanks again for the great advice. That looks like the way to go.

Cheers

Rich

frenchelectrican 07-22-2012 05:27 PM

I have only one question is what size conductor ( wire ) you are planning to use ??

Merci,
Marc

Richas 07-22-2012 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by frenchelectrican (Post 971903)
I have only one question is what size conductor ( wire ) you are planning to use ??

Merci,
Marc

Three 6 gauge and a 10 gauge ground.

Rich

frenchelectrican 07-22-2012 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richas (Post 971924)
Three 6 gauge and a 10 gauge ground.

Rich

Ya will be fine with that size as long you have THHN/THWN conductors but don't use the NM cable they are not rated for underground useage and just don't try to run the big 6-3 UF cable ( it will not fit btw )

And just remember to keep the ground and netual seperated at subpanel you may need to get ground bussbar if they did not come with it and don't use the bonding screw or strap at all.

Merci,
Marc

Richas 07-22-2012 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frenchelectrican (Post 971927)
Ya will be fine with that size as long you have THHN/THWN conductors but don't use the NM cable they are not rated for underground useage and just don't try to run the big 6-3 UF cable ( it will not fit btw )

And just remember to keep the ground and netual seperated at subpanel you may need to get ground bussbar if they did not come with it and don't use the bonding screw or strap at all.

Merci,
Marc

Thanks Marc. I am doing all the above.

Regards

Rich


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