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Old 11-04-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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Conduit requirements


Was at Home Depot tonight and guy there says that metal conduit (EMT) is needed to run conductors from a subpanel to the ground on an outside panel. Says can be PVC once underground but needs metal from bend or underground to panel. Is this true?

was told previously (and was planning) to have PVC from panel to ground and run underground to my hot tub and a small shed.

is metal required or is schedule 40 kosher?
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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pvc is fine but if it is subject to damage, you would need to use schedule 80, not 40.
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thanks so much...thats what I thought.... in low traffic, nothing hits area so should be good.

Is metal conduit required between main panel and subpanel? only 1 foot apart.
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Be careful. Some jurisdictions may require that you use ridged metal conduit for stubbing up out of the ground. EMT would be the last thing I would use for this. Just my opinion, as EMT can be buried, but will be rusted out in no time. Check with your local code or building dept before proceeding.
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