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Old 07-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Hi all. I want to add an outlet on the opposite side of my patio. Just one outlet, to plug in some outdoor lights, rather than having the cord from the lights come acroos the patio to the outlet on the house.

All I want to do is bury the conduit, so I can finish the patio, but I'm not sure what size conduit to use for just an extra outlet. The distance underground will be 11 feet, and I'm not sure how deep to bury it.

I'm in northern California, with no frost.

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what type of patio? concrete, brick, etc??

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Old 07-18-2008, 10:53 PM   #3
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Actually, I'm going to run it next to my concrete patio, but I am pouring a walkway to the patio, and the conduit go under that. The walkway is only 2 feet wide, so the conduit will be under my yard, for 9 of the 11 feet.
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Hi all. I want to add an outlet on the opposite side of my patio. Just one outlet, to plug in some outdoor lights, rather than having the cord from the lights come acroos the patio to the outlet on the house.

All I want to do is bury the conduit, so I can finish the patio, but I'm not sure what size conduit to use for just an extra outlet. The distance underground will be 11 feet, and I'm not sure how deep to bury it.

I'm in northern California, with no frost.

Thanks all!
If you use PVC conduit, 18" minimum depth. Please use electrical PVC with electrical 90s - if you use plumbing fittings, it is VERY difficult to get a wire to pull through.
Personally, I would use " PVC. Larger than you need, but A) easier to install the wire, and B) room for future additions.
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Agree with John 100% always run bigger pipe than you think you need, easier to pull and future room.
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