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Old 07-16-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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Hey im new here so pardon me for any errors but i'm trying to run 12/2 conduit from my basement(there is an unused dedicated 20amp circuit for washer/ dryer) to my detached garage(50' from the basement receptacle) and i plan on running the conduit strapped alongside the house without having to dig due to concrete driveway. I don't know which conduit to use and plan on putting an outdoor receptacle on the way to the garage as well...the garage will ultimately have only one receptacle and a light. Can someone please tell me if this sounds do-able.


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Old 07-16-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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If your going to run the feeds along side of your house you should run it in PVC.


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Laundry area also requires a dedicated 20a circuit
That circuit can't feed anything outside of the laundry area
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Conduit is the tube like pipe that individual conductors are installed in. Cables are commonly labeled 12-2.

Type NM-B cable cannot be used on the exterior of the house, even if in conduit.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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