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Old 05-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Should the individual leads (2/0 Alum.) be in the electrical PVC tubing leaving the Main panel before going out the wall then underground in PVC tubing to my garage?

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If I'm understanding your question, I believe they can run without conduit within that wall. An LB is generally used on the exterior wall from the 18" trench.

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Should the individual leads (2/0 Alum.) be in the electrical PVC tubing leaving the Main panel before going out the wall then underground in PVC tubing to my garage?
If you are installing individual wires, then yes, they need to be in conduit all the way.
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If I'm understanding your question, I believe they can run without conduit within that wall. An LB is generally used on the exterior wall from the 18" trench.
My main panel is mounted on the cellar wall(foundation) of course so I'm talking about the leads coming out of it going up the wall( not in it) where it will then go outside just above the wood plate through an LB.
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What type of wire are you using (per kbsparky's post)?
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What type of wire are you using (per kbsparky's post)?
Using number 2/0= 2 ought Aluminum for running in PVC.
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My main panel is mounted on the cellar wall(foundation) of course so I'm talking about the leads coming out of it going up the wall( not in it) where it will then go outside just above the wood plate through an LB.
Not sure of code call/req, but even in SER cable , my county required it in schedule 80.... to protect against damage on a short interior run.
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Not sure of code call/req, but even in SER cable , my county required it in schedule 80.... to protect against damage on a short interior run.
They are starting to require that more around here, but here is my issue, fittings are still not sch. 80 type, and those are the parts that most often get broken, lets face it, how many cracked LB's do you see vs. a section of PVC?

Also, if something were to hit sch. 40 conduit, doesn't anyone think that force will also smash sch. 80? I just can't grasp the logic of why they require sch. 80.
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They are starting to require that more around here, but here is my issue, fittings are still not sch. 80 type, and those are the parts that most often get broken, lets face it, how many cracked LB's do you see vs. a section of PVC?

Also, if something were to hit sch. 40 conduit, doesn't anyone think that force will also smash sch. 80? I just can't grasp the logic of why they require sch. 80.
The biggest issue which part I do argee with vous ( you ) is that the sch 40 fitting with sch 80 pipe that logically the sch 40 fitting will break first before the sh.80 pipes will do.

Now for the PVC LB's I have see couple of them cracked it don't matter if North Americian verison or European verison both have same result.

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