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Where in canada are you working?
Ont is 1.8 meters to disconnecting means

I realize this is Canada, but why cant you use PVC in a dwelling?

Im sure the plumbers use PVC, or at least the black stuff(whatever that is)

I assume the black pipe is PVC, BTW.
 

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You can use PVC , the rule I'm thinking of is distance for service conductors upon entry to a dwelling. 1.8 meters to a disconnect , than keep going if you want.
It's not the PVC that's the problem,
 

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You can use PVC , the rule I'm thinking of is distance for service conductors upon entry to a dwelling. 1.8 meters to a disconnect , than keep going if you want.
It's not the PVC that's the problem,

I see, I misunderstood the OP, I believe our requirements are close to yours.
 

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For Ontario, Canada

Rule 6-206 requires that the service box or other consumer’s service equipment shall be as close as practicable to the point where the consumer’s service conductors enter the building.

Where judgment is required about “as close as practicable”, the following may be used for guidance on the maximum length of run:
(a) 1.5 m into rooms or areas of combustible construction; or
(b) 7.5 m into other areas provided: the wiring method is rigid conduit, electrical metallic tubing (EMT) or a cable with a continuous metal sheath or interlocking armour and the conduit or cable is mechanically protected where it is within 2 m of the floor.
 

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i realize this is canada, but why cant you use pvc in a dwelling?

Im sure the plumbers use pvc, or at least the black stuff(whatever that is)

i assume the black pipe is pvc, btw.
it is a bulding code rule,
 

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Protecting the unfused conductors. Alberta is 10 feet. More has to be rigid steel. Everything is toxic in a fire. Some stuff more than others I suppose.
 
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