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Old 10-08-2009, 07:32 PM   #16
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It will be a detached garage with the pvc conduit coming out of the ground and going into the garage just above the foundation and then up about 3'-4' or so into the bottom of the panel on the inside. I plan to use a LB on the outside but what should I use on the inside?
based on what I just realized after looking through the code about FMC, a angle fitting is not allowed to be used where it is covered so that limits your install to a 90 bend, if you have the room. (generally not but may be possible depending in the size of the conduit), an LB. I would use the LB.

is this an existing garage or it is a new garage? If new and you have not poured the floor, just bring it up through the floor right under where the panel will be.
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regardless though, I just happened to notice something you should check out wirenut: nec 2005 378.42
It's 348.42 Thanks for pointing that out, I've never been called on it but I'll keep it in mind next time.
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is this an existing garage or it is a new garage? If new and you have not poured the floor, just bring it up through the floor right under where the panel will be.
It is existing so it will come up on the outside and through the side of the garage.
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It's 348.42 Thanks for pointing that out, I've never been called on it but I'll keep it in mind next time.
I can't type worth a dang. yes, it's 348.42 and I knew that when I typed it.

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It is existing so it will come up on the outside and through the side of the garage.
then I think you may be relegated to an LB inside unless you are really into drilling and want to drill the floor and run the conduit down through the floor.

I think the double LB's is better than running the conduit high outside and straight into the back of the panel. I prefer to keep the outside stuff low in a situation like this. It it was a service entrance, it would not be as big of a deal, to me at least.

You still can't cover an LB so the angle fitting and flex would work like wirenut suggested. Personally (and it is a personal choice only and in no way intend to speak disparagingly about wirenut's install method) I stay away from flex unless I really need it.
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A plastic access panel can be used to get to the LB in the wall.

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