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Old 03-12-2013, 09:56 PM   #16
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Sounds like a lot of trouble installing a J-box and changing wiring methods to SE-R cable.

We just run the PVC conduit from the stub-down to the slab/ground under the trailer, and then go horizontally on the ground to the outer wall ... then into the ground and back up at the disconnect box.

One run of conduit, and then install (4) type XHHW conductors from the disconnect to the inside panel without splicing.

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I also would do a run of wire and conduit without splicing splicing is more expensive than just doing a full run of the wire.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:15 PM   #18
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Well, the trailer isn't there yet, and the foundation will be poured before it gets there, so matching up the down-stub with one piece of conduit isn't possible. I'll have to run a piece of 40 from the disconnect, under the slab, and back up, and, then, once the trailer gets there, I guess I'll have to crawl under and bring it the rest of the way to the panel. See what I mean?
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Well, the trailer isn't there yet, and the foundation will be poured before it gets there, so matching up the down-stub with one piece of conduit isn't possible. I'll have to run a piece of 40 from the disconnect, under the slab, and back up, and, then, once the trailer gets there, I guess I'll have to crawl under and bring it the rest of the way to the panel. See what I mean?
When do a job like this I get a diagram from the company making the home and get the conduit as close as I can to where the diagram. I use flex from where the conduit comes out of the slab to where it goes into the conduit coming down from the home.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:43 AM   #20
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Update.

Rain, rain, go away! The mud out there is a playground.

I'm still in the trenching steps. The foundation guys came and poured concrete footers BEFORE I was able to dig my trench, and get the pipe underground and into the underside of where the trailer is going, so NOW, I get to trench under the footers to get into the trailer undercarriage.

I've no idea how much concrete there is to the footers (10" says one guy, but not sure I should believe it til I see it).

The fella who was going to dig for me - didn't - since the excavating guy told him he's seen lots of pipe laying across the ground. See, they're planning on back-filling to raise the grade abt. 20" between the pedestal and the trailer line, so therefore, the pipe will be at or below 18" after that. BUT, "this is sometime in the future after they place the concrete blocks atop (?) the footers around the foundation". I don't know what the hell they're planning.

I want the pipe buried 18" to the top of the pipe, and I am not wanting to wait for the damn excavating guys to finish. They need to work around me!

Seemed pretty simple to me: dig 48" 6x6x8' post for meter base/disconnect, place them back-back on the post, dig 18" trench from disconnect side of the post about 6', to get the pipe to the underside of where trailer is supposed to sit, cover the pipe with dirt. After trailer arrives, I measure to be damn sure that the inside panel is where it's supposed to be, buy the wire and run it through the pipe, and up to the panel.

Anyhow, going back tomorrow, even though the mud is ankle high, and dig my trench before the trailer arrives Wednesday. I surely don't want to wait until after it arrives, do I?

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