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Old 01-31-2012, 07:05 PM   #16
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Pulling large gauge wires through conduit bodies and conduit around garage door.


But that will be at a later time first I need to run the wire from the garage to the home so we can move in.

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:25 PM   #17
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Main panel is in the garage and I need to get on the other side of the garage door so I can go outside and into the mobile home.

Yes that is what I am using individual conductors.

That seems really hard to get around that less than 360 degrees of bends. I need two 90 elbows in the ground and one to get under the mobile home and one to get up into the home. Plus there will have to be either two or three in the garage.

Standard mobile home feeder is actually 4/0-4/0-2/0-#4
You can have no more than 360 degrees between pulling points,with that big of wires id make my junction boxes closer together to make it an easier pull
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What size junction box would work for wires this size?
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I was also thinking maybe a disconnect box outside the garage just before the wire and conduit goes into the ground. That would leave three elbows in the garage and four to the mobile home.
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Just a question, why would it have to go over the garage door in the first place? Are you putting another panel in the garage? I would make it so right where it comes into the garage is where a sub panel would go, but again I am not sure what you are doing.
He has 200 amp service equipment in the garage and is using feed thru lugs in that panel to run a 200 amp aluminum feeder to a 200 amp panel in the mobile home.
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What size junction box would work for wires this size?
Big ones ...


How many 90 turns do you need to exit the garage and enter your trench on the horizontal. I'm visualizing 3 turns if you are coming out of the top of the service equipment. Do not use elbows and do not use LB's to make turns in a conduit run with this size wire. LB's have their place but that is another subject. Use conduit sweeps when turning 90.

I didn't catch how far you have to go from panel in garage to the mobile home panel?
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It will be three to exit the garage four if I decide I would like to exit the garage toward the bottom instead of the top. About 20 feet to get outside of the garage. Then Two elbows in the trench and two more to get inside the home. Another 65 feet total to get to the new panel.
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I'm surprised that no one has recommended a wire/cable puller.
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I recommend a wire/cable puller.

In the professional realm, the puller is usually the cub (apprentice), or new-hire.
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Usually me taping a fish tape or rope to the wire and me pulling the wire and the wife pushing and sometimes we switch back and fourth. Have never done a run this long with this size wires though.
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Usually me taping a fish tape or rope to the wire and me pulling the wire and the wife pushing and sometimes we switch back and fourth. Have never done a run this long with this size wires though.
Just make a good pulling head with your pull rope attached, Use some pulling lube. I can explain how to do that if you want.

I'm not sure what Jasin was referring to by cable puller. But if he is talking about what one uses to pull the rope back with the wire attached .. those are not cheap. There are several resourceful ways to pull the the wire thru the conduit without breaking the bank.
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I recommend a wire/cable puller.
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I did not see that. My apologies.
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Just out of curiosity, I would like to know why the Op has some many bends, 90s, etc. ?
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Can someone show me an example using a conduit sweep to exit a building looks like they will be really hard to use in tight areas.

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