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Old 11-15-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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Single conductors straight to service panel from outside


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I am hooking up a portable generator behind my shed (about 50 ft from the house). So far, I've buried the four single conductor #10 THHN/THWN wires in a 1" conduit from the house to shed. Seemed easy enough, except for all the rocks in my way ;-).

My question is about coming back into the house. I was told by a couple Home Depot guys that I have to terminate it in a box and run Romex to the panel. The panel is directly below the entry point. I came in directly adjacent to the main service entry to the house, which is a big 2"+ conduit straight into the service panel. Being lazy, I would like to just run the single conductors straight down to the panel (about 30" ), or do I need to put it a box? If so, what type of box. None I find have 1" entry for conduit AND Romex type outputs. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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You either need to run conduit to the panel, or change over to romex inside a box.

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PVC conduit?

You could find a reducer fitting, 1" to 3/4". Any big box store will have a junction box with 3/4" and 1/2" knockouts.
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Hi jbfan,

So can I use any surface mount box and just drill out the back to bring in the conduit stub? I didn't see much in the way of suitable boxes other than steel. Looks hard to put a 1" hole in it and the blue plastic variety don't seem to come in surface mount. I saw a PVC outdoor box 4x4x2 with flanges but no holes. Would this work? Just drill my own holes?

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Yeah, with those grey PVC boxes you just drill your own holes where you need 'em. If it were me, I'd try to just complete the conduit run all the way into the panel, if feasible.
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