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Old 11-27-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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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

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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?

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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

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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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