||10-09-2012 09:19 PM
Detached garage sub panel - connection from outside to panel
I ran a 2" conduit for my detached garage subpanel and have an LB connection on the outside that I ran through the wall to the inside. My problem is that the sweeping 90 elbows are too big to fit in the 2x6 wall cavity so I thought I could buy some smaller ones (similar to plumbing PVC), but it seems they don't make anything that will work. The sub panel is mounted to the wall about 2 feet above the wall penetration. I should have thought ahead and penetrated the wall so it met up with the back of the panel, but I didn't think about it until I went to fit the sweeping 90 elbow and saw that it wasn't going to work.... oops!
I'm guessing it wouldn't pass inspection if I just run the wires (2-2-2-4 URD AL) to the panel and not have conduit the whole way inside. So it seems like I need a solution for conduit to do a 90 degree turn in 4-5 inches. Since this is going to be behind drywall I was thinking of using another LB connector and then making sure there's an access panel there just in case. Unless somebody has any better ideas?? I also have to do the same thing for the other end of the conduit, but there I couldn't have come in directly behind the box since the electrical meter is there so I would have ran into this problem anyways. Thanks in advance!!