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Old 09-06-2017, 06:25 PM   #1
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Here's one for you. See the attached sketch. I have a control panel that's just ten feet away from a manhole at the end of a loooooong run. I have to figure out the best way to get from the vault to the panel.

I can't imagine why nobody ran another 10 of pipe to those panels when they poured the slab...

I am not nuts about cutting a slit trench in the concrete to get to the panel, I am not sure what might be in the slab.

The vault is about 4' deep, I thought about drilling through the retaining wall into the vault down deep, deep enough to be out of the way of the existing system in the slab. I am not sure what the way to go about that, maybe a small core drill on a long piece of 5/8" threaded rod...
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Old 09-06-2017, 06:34 PM   #2
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Is there any pipe at all coming down from the panels? Maybe the box was not there when they set the panels and some goofball set (or poured) the vault without connecting the last inch of pipe?
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What's the surroundings like, is it really elevated like your sketch shows? Just run RMC on the top then LB down, core and linkseal it?
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What's the surroundings like, is it really elevated like your sketch shows? Just run RMC on the top then LB down, core and linkseal it?

Bingo. I have done this before. Just make sure to make the conduit a 2'' because the customer will want more wiring run thu it once you are done......
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Is there any pipe at all coming down from the panels? Maybe the box was not there when they set the panels and some goofball set (or poured) the vault without connecting the last inch of pipe?
I wonder if they could have done something like that... The control panels have conduits coming in from the slab, but they don't go through the vault. The vault has next to nothing coming into it. I'll double check there are no empty pipes unaccounted for going out of the vault.
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Bingo. I have done this before. Just make sure to make the conduit a 2'' because the customer will want more wiring run thu it once you are done......
It's elevated but the elevated concrete surface is a busy walkway, so surface mounted wouldn't fly. I didn't draw in the handrails, there's a rail around the perimeter of the concrete. The grass comes right up to the bottom of the retaining wall.
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I wonder if they could have done something like that... The control panels have conduits coming in from the slab, but they don't go through the vault. The vault has next to nothing coming into it. I'll double check there are no empty pipes unaccounted for going out of the vault.
Worst case cut a nice square around the vault, take out the vault, run your pipe and put in a new vault.
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