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bbddt 04-30-2011 08:12 AM

how many wires in 1/2 conduit
 
can i fit 3 #8 and 1 #10 in 1/2 grey underground conduit Im not sure if its sch 40 or 80.

SD515 04-30-2011 08:34 AM

Legally? No.

bbddt 04-30-2011 08:53 AM

can i use a 12 instead of a10 it will be for the ground

teamo 04-30-2011 08:55 AM

No. 1/2" schedule 40 will only fit (3) #8 thhn/thwn's. 1/2" schedule 80 will only fit (2) #8 thhn/thwn's. You need at least 3/4" for schedule 40 or 80. Those are minimums. I suggest going with 1" pipe to allow for ease of pulling wire and for possible future upgrades.

teamo 04-30-2011 08:59 AM

what are you running? Is this a sub-panel? What size breaker are you using?

bbddt 04-30-2011 09:01 AM

yeah i wish i would have thought of 1" before . ok thank you

bbddt 04-30-2011 09:02 AM

would like to do sub panel but done think i have large enough conduit

SD515 04-30-2011 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbddt (Post 639578)
can i use a 12 instead of a10 it will be for the ground

For the 40 amp circuit you're looking to get to the shed, no. I know you're trying to utilize the 1/2" PVC already in the ground, but if you want a 40A sub-panel in the shed, you're going to have to run something else.

SD515 04-30-2011 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teamo (Post 639584)
what are you running? Is this a sub-panel? What size breaker are you using?

See other thread...

http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/electric-shed-102916/

frenchelectrican 04-30-2011 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbddt (Post 639548)
can i fit 3 #8 and 1 #10 in 1/2 grey underground conduit Im not sure if its sch 40 or 80.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbddt (Post 639578)
can i use a 12 instead of a10 it will be for the ground

Short et sweet answer is no on both counts.

As other members allready address the conduit count and the other thing is that you can not use #12 for grounding purpose with #8 conductors you have to use #10 which that will work fine unless pretty long distance then you have to bump up to match the other conductor lines size.

Merci,
Marc

Saturday Cowboy 04-30-2011 09:14 PM

I'll given you a hint that chart in the back of the code book that says how many wires you can get in a given pipe, is just about as many as is physically possible.


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