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  1. Solar - Garage Conduit Requirement

    New Member Introductions
    Hello people! First of all, I am not an electrician. Having learned what (relative) little I know about electricity to apply it to a do it yourself off-grid solar system, I have HUGE RESPECT FOR YOU PEOPLE. Lord have mercy, this stuff is confusing!!! LOL. Anyway, I have a question if I...
  2. NM Cables entering a panel through flexible metal conduit

    General Electrical Discussion
    I have a question. Typically, when I do a panel change (residential), the cabinet may be lower or higher than the original. Sometimes the cable sheathing doesn't quite make it into the new panel cabinet. Therefore, I would often run metal flex over the cable to protect that portion of...
  3. Kink in 1" EMT During 4-Point Saddle Bend

    General Electrical Discussion
    I don't have a ton of experience bending EMT. I can make most of my bends without any issues. But I cannot seem to make a 4-point saddle bend in 1" EMT without kinking the last bend. Bending the EMT while it's on the ground isn't an issue. But once I have to flip the bender upside down and bend...
  4. Placing Conduits in Slab

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hey guys, Just wondering what everyone has done in the past for running conduits in the slab. On a recent job I have completed the layout and also involved in running the actual conduits on site. I have attached a couple pictures for an idea. What have you done in the past for going through...
  5. Underground run to detatched garage for EV

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    I have a friend looking to have a new feed ran to his garage for his future EV in Alberta. He is looking to run PVC underground from his house directly to his garage, and was previously suggested by someone to use 6/3 NMWU. Looking through the code now I'm not sure if it's possible to run NMWU...
  6. Power over Ethernet Impact on Electrical Infrastructure/Raceway

    General Electrical Discussion
    I am wondering people's thoughts on the effect Power over Ethernet will have on electrical infrastructure, especially in lighting. What conduit/cable products will no longer be needed due to this? I assume some armored cabling will no longer be necessary if buildings switch their ceiling...
  7. Need advice on teck cable install

    Canadian Electrical Forum
    Hi All I am installing a 100 amp sub panel in a garage. The feed is coming from the 200 amp main in the house. I will be burying teck cable. The teck cable will come out of the ground at the garage and go straight into the back of the panel. My issue is what is the proper way to go through...
  8. Designing Better Tools for Electricians

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hello all :) My name is Kevin, I'm a students from the Cal State University Fullerton. This semester we are working with an independent electrician to create a tool use to bend conduits quickly and accurately. We’re interested in electricians who have experience in residential, commercial, and...
  9. Service wiring for two outside devices

    Services and Service Equipment
    I'm putting in service wiring for a new heat pump unit and a nearby hot tub enclosure. Two 50 amp circuits plus one 20 amp circuit for a couple outlets by hot tub for lights, stereo, etc. The power is coming from an indoor 200 amp main panel. I am planning a large conduit inside the wall to an...
  10. Octagon box mounting depth

    General Electrical Discussion
    I don't use many octagon boxes, but when I do, I mount them to sit flush with the finished wall surface (obviously, i guess). The problem I've had is, using 1.5" deep octagon box and coming into it with 1/2" EMT on the side, the box connector and EMT offset project beyond the stud. This means...
  11. Identify this Mystery Part

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hi, I am having serious, serious trouble deciding how I should create a connection where I have between one and three 1/2" exposed run cable going into one side of a gang box and 1" conduit coming out of the other side. An animation (see below for link) I've seen has a box that fits the bill...
  12. Conduit from septic system wet well

    General Electrical Discussion
    This is not so much a code question, but a practical one. My septic system was installed 10 years ago. The company that did it put a pvc jb inside the effluent tank, in an effort to avoid a post and allow for mowing right over the tank. Sounds good, in theory, but the jb doesn't seal...
  13. Meter Enclosure

    General Electrical Discussion
    I have come across a situation where I wanted to change where my service wires entered my meter enclosure. I am looking for a reference to find out what is allowable and what might not be. I recently connected an overhead service where I would have liked to punch a hole in the top back portion...
  14. Remodel can lights with EMT/flex

    General Electrical Discussion
    Im laying out 6" recessed lighting for an apartment. Using remodel cans in old plaster ceilings will be enough of a PITA, but I'm wondering what the best way to run into them. Being remodels, i guess its inevitable that ill need to run some amount of flex. Can I use a flex to EMT fitting at...
  15. Flexible cord through conduit. Applicable code/fill issues?

    NEC Code Forum
    Does the NEC provide any guidance on running flexible cable through electrical conduit? Here it's 12/4 outdoor rated 240VAC cable from an Enphase solar array, and the wire needs mechanical protection between arrays. I'd been told by a local Electrician that the outside sheathing need to be...
  16. UF wire to A/C disconnect

    NEC Code Forum
    I've run across this a few times where home inspection reports point out that wiring outside needs to be in conduit, the latest report points out two locations. The first is a run along the outside of the house where 10/2 UF is strapped to PVC conduit and runs about 20 ft then into the...
  17. de-rating conductors in conduit

    General Electrical Discussion
    Hi All, I have a customer who wants a transfer panel put in and we plan on moving about 16 circuits to the new transfer panel, (which will include two or three 240V circuits.) These circuits will be traveling through conduit for just over 24 inches and I am thinking I will have to de-rate each...
  18. Conduit used as ground

    NEC Code Forum
    I had a rather strange discussion with our electrical inspector today. We were planning on using the conduit as our grounding conductor. I would rather pull ground wire but we are trying to eliminate extra cost. He told me that we can use the conduit as a ground but where it enters any...
  19. UF Cable Installation

    General Electrical Discussion
    Okay, here's one of those questions I probably ought to know the answer to but I need some clarification. - I see UF cable installed frequently on the outside of homes, etc., that is not in conduit. I have always thought that it needed to be in conduit. Now, however, I am in question about that...
  20. Underground conductors UF

    General Electrical Discussion
    I am working to clean up some old electrical work the state has required a home owner to get done and he has some 10/2 UF wire emerging from underground in a pump house... I'm thinking it does not have to be in conduit if it is not subject to physical damage. I guess I am just looking for a...
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