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Old 06-20-2010, 05:52 PM   #46
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in my area the inspector allows black for the ground as long as it is properly marked. You can also use bare copper.


Not sure about the fix below the panel though. It's not legal sized. Inspector might let you get away with it but he doesn't have to.
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in my area the inspector allows black for the ground as long as it is properly marked. You can also use bare copper.


Not sure about the fix below the panel though. It's not legal sized. Inspector might let you get away with it but he doesn't have to.

what do you mean by legal sized? what size should it be?
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Alright this is going to sound stupid but how would I attach a metal flex cable to the 1 1/2 in pvc pipe for those wires?
Take a picture of where those wires need to go for your subpanel, and we'll help you figure it out.
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what do you mean by legal sized? what size should it be?
2008 NEC 314.28(a)(2) & (3)

basically, the side wall dimension of a box must be 6 times the largest size of pipe in that side of the box. with the one in the back, it is based on the wire size for depth. I can't remember what your wire size is but for 2/0, you would need a box at least 3 1/2 " deep. I can't tell for sure but yours looks like a 4" deep? if so, it is deep enough.
that is why an LB is preferable. When the counduit body is marked with max size and number of wires, that is what you can put in it.
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