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Hello,I

i'm working on a new 3 phase underground installation, and doing the voltage drop calculations to determine the conductors sizes i need to pull and the conduit dimensions.
i will only install the wires. However the results i have been pulling from the different calculators i have used are quite enormous.

Could you please give me your opinion on the values and the design?
I have attached the plan

my installation is 600A at 120/208 v three phase in sch40 pvc conduits.

Thank you so much

 

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cedricb said:
Hello, Could you please give me your opinion
Welcome to ET,

My option is that you should ask your electrician. That's the guy doing the rest of your work
 

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Welcome to ET,

My option is that you should ask your electrician. That's the guy doing the rest of your work
Why would he want to hire an electrician to do this "easy stuff" like run conduit and pull wire? They charge WAY too much money. Never mind the fact that they already know what size conduit and wire to install. They bring years of experience to the project that will minimize any problems that might arise. They also have all of the proper tools and equipment to handle and install large feeders. They also have the knowledge of the electrical code in order to install it in a safe and legal manner.

It can't be that hard. Just get on the ole interweb and google it. Better yet, Youtube can teach you to do anything by watching a couple 15 min videos. :thumbup:
 

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btharmy said:
Why would he want to hire an electrician to do this "easy stuff" like run conduit and pull wire? They charge WAY too much money. Never mind the fact that they already know what size conduit and wire to install. They bring years of experience to the project that will minimize any problems that might arise. They also have all of the proper tools and equipment to handle and install large feeders. They also have the knowledge of the electrical code in order to install it in a safe and legal manner. It can't be that hard. Just get on the ole interweb and google it. Better yet, Youtube can teach you to do anything by watching a couple 15 min videos. :thumbup:
Couldn't have said it better. The only internets he needs to search is the google for a qualified electrician.
 

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