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I never did any work with rigid (sch80).

When installed underground, do you put anything on the threads to keep the water out?

One more question. Landscaper cut a buried 2ga aluminium THHN (just one conductor).

The fact that it's aluminum makes me wonder what it could be. And can I splice it? It's near the meter, but I don't think it goes to the panel (but not sure)
 

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Make the joints up tight will be fine. A listed underground splice kit will be fine. Are you sure it's not CATV?
 

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are you using threaded pipe (rigid steel)? As far as the aluminum you can splice it underground if you use a listed splice kit. The single wire you're talking about are you sure it's not a cable tv wire? Not sure what you mean by "huh" ? if you're talking pvc it still has to be 12" but not too sure where the threads come in. I think you should be a little more descriptive.
 

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are you using threaded pipe (rigid steel)? As far as the aluminum you can splice it underground if you use a listed splice kit. The single wire you're talking about are you sure it's not a cable tv wire? Not sure what you mean by "huh" ? if you're talking pvc it still has to be 12" but not too sure where the threads come in. I think you should be a little more descriptive.
I am sure it's al, not CATV.

I can't believe I forgot about those 3M splices, I feel like such an idiot!

Thanks!
 

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If the pipe runs downhill you might want to consider a box of some type prior to entering the panel for water to leak off. Water will ALWAYS get in the pipe. You either need to give it a way out prior to entering a panel at the pool or house or seal the conduits.
 

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What article of the NEC has the sizing for conduit drains??:whistling2:
 

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If the pipe runs downhill you might want to consider a box of some type prior to entering the panel for water to leak off. Water will ALWAYS get in the pipe. You either need to give it a way out prior to entering a panel at the pool or house or seal the conduits.
have you ever used these
http://www.o-zgedney.com/PDF/R1thru24.pdf they work real nice. I state in my contracts that I'm not responsible for patching around pipes or water that gets in. But! if the water comes in from the inside thats my problem. So if I can't pitch the pipe enough I use the sealing bushings.:thumbup:
 
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