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Old 07-22-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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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

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Old 07-22-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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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.

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Liquid-Tight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit works well, Carlon makes Carflex type brand. You could easily transition from PVC with an FA fitting.

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?

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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?

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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.




Female adapter....



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

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

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

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

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Three 6 gauge and a 10 gauge ground.

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Three 6 gauge and a 10 gauge ground.

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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.

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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.

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Thanks Marc. I am doing all the above.

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