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Old 12-23-2010, 08:27 AM   #1
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Going to build new 3 car attached garage so moving and upgrading my service from 60 amp to 200 amp from old attached single car garage to basement. I buried the conduit 3'' sch 40 from pole to the corner of the house which is roughly 45 ft. from the location of breaker box. I'm told can't run that long without disconnect, max. 15ft. from breaker box to meter can without disconnect. Also told that it will be 3 wire to disconnect then 4 wire to breaker box. I'm not doing the wiring, just trying to install the wire for later hookup. I moved it to run down the fence line so if I decide to do anything in my backyard later I wouldn't have to work around it. Siding the house right now and need to mount meter box on house. What I need to know is from meter can to disconnect to breaker box, wire type & size? underground in conduit? inside basement? My plan was to go in the wall, down to basement, along top of basement wall to breaker box. I can dig up the conduit and move it which maybe cheaper.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:52 AM   #2
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Did you run PVC or Gal. pipe? If you ran PVC did you use Gal 90's? Because a pulling rope can cut the PVC 90's.

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Gray PVC sch 40 3'' with 24'' radius 90 degree sweeps as per code with rope installed. Followed the instruction per Electric Service Standards sheet from electric company that the city gave me to follow.
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PVC 90s will be ok, as it is all code requires, but steel 90s are better because the rope rubbing on them does not tend to cut them as it does PVC, however if you are careful and have someone push as you pull the cable you should be fine, how do you like this run on sentence?
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