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Mastiff37 07-08-2011 11:16 PM

External conduit options
 
I'm having a pool installed and volunteered to run my own circuit out to the pump area where the pool guys will install the box. The stuff will be next to the garage which has plenty of service, I just need to run the wires through the rafters then out the back wall and down.

I'm unsure what kind of conduit I should use to make the run out and down. I don't want the pool guys to look at me sideways because I did some bizarre non-standard thing.

Whatever it is needs to be water tight. My first inclination is 3/4" PVC conduit, but will that break down in the sun? I've run steel conduit before inside, but the connectors I'm familiar with are not water tight. Thanks for any help.

Missouri Bound 07-08-2011 11:47 PM

I would use the PVC. It's used everywhere both under and above ground for just about any circuitry. The power company uses it as well for new installations. The only thing to remember about PVC is that it does not provide the ground that metal conduit does....but a ground wire solves that issue.

NJMarine 07-09-2011 07:09 AM

PVC is the way to go.
If this is an inground pool the conduit has to go from supply panel to pool panel.


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