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toddman0 11-27-2010 03:22 PM

power to my garage
 
want to put a sub panel in my garage can i put 3 6ga and 1 8ga ground and 2 10ga wires in 3/4 pvc does the ground have to be green or can i tape it green thanks

McSteve 11-27-2010 05:00 PM

Ground has to be green. Should be no problem to find #8 in green.

Is this a detached garage? What are the two #10s for?

toddman0 11-27-2010 05:12 PM

2 10s for 120 volt solar disconnect garage is detached 40 feet i have solar grid tie inverter in garage need the 10s for disconnect on house by meter.is it up to code for that many wires thanks

williswires 11-27-2010 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by toddman0 (Post 541335)
is it up to code for that many wires thanks

No. You can only fill the conduit to 40% of it's cross-sectional area.

For THHN/THWN conductors, you would need minimum of 1" Schedule 40 PVC conduit, but PVC conduit is cheap - I would put in 1-1/2".


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