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Electrical conduit is used to protect electrical wires, when a simple jacket alone is not enough. Conduit may be metal or plastic (PVC). Use with the [electrical] tag.

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Is this plan for running a circuit in buried conduit correct?

I'm planning on running a single circuit from my sub-panel in the garage to my backyard storage shed. This is an uninsulated, unheated wooden structure (pressure treated lumber, painted T1-11 siding, ...
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Can I run direct burial line in a conduit from the ground to the electrical box?

Can I run direct burial line in a conduit from the ground to the electrical box? Just the 4 or 5 feet from ground to box? Can I run it in conduit above ground along the building for 20 feet? The is ...
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Entering a building with Liquidtight Flexible Non-Metallic PVC Conduit with a 90 degree fitting

Do I have to transition to hard PVC 90 with a cover to enter the building - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-3-4-in-Gray-Schedule-40-and-80-PVC-Type-LB-Conduit-Body-E986E-CTN/100404084? Or can I ...
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Can I put an electrical conduit through this space above the wall to simplify future fishing?

Ok, I'll try to explain as best as I can. Basically I have a space above my electrical box that leads into the unfinished section of the basement, with a bunch of electrical wire running through. ...
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ON Electrical Code: 220V line from panel to exterior (fused / nonfused subpanel) for AC

I'm a complete newbie to this so I have a few questions... 1) Gauge of wire from panel to exterior subpanel? I know it's two live from a 220V breaker and neutral, also do I need GFCI, or a standard ...
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Junction box down-sizing when using oversized conduit

I'm running 4 x 4AWG copper wires through 1-1/4"conduit. I have 6 elbows in the 125' run so I need to insert a junction box before the last two elbows. It will be a straight pull through the junction ...
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Do separate pieces of EMT conduit qualify as “pull points”?

Question: Do two separate pieces of EMT conduit joined by a connector qualify as a "pull point"? Background: I need to make six 90 degree turns in 2" EMT conduit to route wire for a new sub-panel ...
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How do you wire and replace an old bathroom vanity light fixture

I am replacing a bathroom light fixture in an old condo built in the 70s. There is armored cable coming into the fixture from the wall. From my understanding is that I need to do these steps, 1) ...
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Outdoor box or conduit body?

I have a flood light that's not properly mounted and I'd like to run conduit to raise it about two feet higher on a stucco and brick wall. The wires exit the house via a small, approx. half inch ...
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Bringing aerial cable into an existing PVC Conduit Body

I have an existing exterior conduit entering my house, carrying low voltage (CAT6, Coax) wires from our detached garage to my inside equipment room. I need to bring a new fiber-optic cable (for fiber ...
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Grounding with conduit and cast aluminum weatherproof box

I'm currently rewiring my 100-year-old garage, in the USA. The existing wiring is very old and not up to any code. My plan is to remove everything up to where the circuit enters the building. It's ...
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What conduit to use for later use?

Reference picture below. The electrical boxes for the switches can be adjusted in/out for different thickness of drywall. I want to run conduit from the 2-gang switch box though the top-plate and ...
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Using steel conduit as a ground intermitantly. Any problems with this?

Small back story: This is a Philly row home, so the long wall are solid brick. original outlets were non-existant or embedded in baseboards. While most of the home is being wired with romex, I am ...
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Sauna heater conduit from heater to sauna wall

I am installing a Sauna-core 6Kw vaporizer model SV manual PDF A UL listed LFMC with a temperature rating of 105C is requested for the wiring from the heater to the box. Where can I find a few feet ...
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Is it useful to paint outdoor conduit white to reduce the temperature?

The typical color of most types of electrical conduit is dark gray. I plan to run some kind of conduit along the edge of a flat roof to install security cameras, and I'm already worried about the ...
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How should I run this conduit for security cameras across a flat roof?

I am putting in three new security cameras on a far corner of a building that already has cameras around all the other sides. The reason this corner was left for last is that it is the hardest to run -...
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Grounding requirements for multipanel, multiservice installation

Overview: My question ultimately boils down to figuring out how many wires I can properly stuff down an existing conduit. There are many questions pertaining to wiring and grounding sub-panels, but I'...
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Is there an “exposed work” cover plate for keystone jacks/data ports?

I've run Cat 5e ethernet cable through 1/2" PVC conduit out to my shed so that I can connect a wifi extender and improve wifi coverage in my backyard. The conduit comes into the shed and elbows up to ...
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How to run a cable raceway by doorway with raised floor?

I need to run a coaxial cable (and one more cable like ethernet) by a doorway. The floor is raised approximately 0.65 inches. I found D-line raceways, and also the floor raceways that are wide (so ...
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Running NM-B in PVC SCH 40 Conduit from Outdoor Breaker Panel

For space-saving reasons, I have outdoor breaker panels, and most of my branch circuits are wired through the attic down to individual outlets. Currently, the wires run through the wall from the ...
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What is the purpose of this black felt on end of oven conduit?

I bought an oven which I am installing (reference this post for details) and I'm confused by the black wrap at the end of the conduit shown in the picture below. Is the wrap there just to prevent ...
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Should I avoid running conduit above sewer line exit on basement wall?

The prior owner of our house had an epoxy repair made on the basement wall where the sewer line exits (see images). We've lived here for 20 years and this repair is solid; there have never been any ...
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Can I run power from inside cabinets to an externally mounted fixture?

I want to install wall sconce fixtures on the outside of my bathroom cabinets. I have power inside from the wall already. Would it be to code if I cut a hole in the cabinet, mounted a metal box, and ...
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Electrical pipe heated by heating pipe - against the code?

Please see the picture below. The three pipes in the front are electrical (conduit). The big black pipe in the back is the heating pipe. I guess something went wrong when building the building and ...
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Metal Conduit For Tankless Heater

I'm looking at getting an EcoSmart(or similar) electric on demand water heater in my home(WA state, not in Seattle). The sizing indicates I'll need 3x8ga(3x40A breaker) conductors. Long story short, I ...
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What is the best way to move this electrical box a few inches?

I need to move an electrical box up about five inches from where it is to mount a light fixture. The wall is drywall covered in plaster. The original box was nailed to a stud. Originally I was going ...
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Surface-mounted Electric Circuit (conduit) - do I need a junction box

I'm planning to add outlets to my garage for a workshop area - my intention is to remove a GFCI outlet in the wall (only outlet in the garage) and replace it with a surface-mounted (conduit) circuit ...
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Electrical design for a house with an ADU, solar, and backup generator

I recently moved into a fixer-upper house, and have some questions about how to go about (re)designing the electrical system in a way that meets my somewhat unique timeline and site requirements. ...
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Changing 220 15 amp to 220 30 amp. Present circuit is in conduit with two other circuits. Need some advice

Hello and thanks for any advice in advance. My goal is to update a 220v 15 amp circuit in my garage to a 220v 30 amp circuit. The 220 circuit I am trying to update runs through schd 40 pvc conduit ...
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Electrical wire inside Schedule M copper tubing

Is it ok to run electrical wires in schedule M copper tubing? I have recently installed electric cove heaters in my house and I do not want to run the wires through the wall. I am thinking about ...
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Workshop subpanel with possible solar backfeed

Needing to run power from the residence to the workshop. the need is 220v for the welder in addition to overhead lighting, the run is 375'....what wire and conduit size is needed? If in the future, ...
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How many 12-2 cables can I put in a short run of conduit?

I am putting in a few new outlets in an enclosed patio, running a new circuit through the attic using 12-2. I would like to go from the panel to the first outlet, then to the second and then the 3rd. ...
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Run conduit from exterior sconce

We have a sconce on the outside of our brick house on a covered patio currently. I would like to run conduit from it to allow us to place an exterior fan on the same covered porch. My questions: 1) ...
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Can I wire a 120v 20A outlet with #8 wire

I am installing an outlet on the front of my house to charge my Kea Niro. The current charger I am using requires a 120v 20A circuit. In the future I expect to get a charger that will require a 240v ...
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Conduit combining pipe and wire

I need to run a 1/2" black pipe for gas and about 4 electrical cables, on average 12/2 AWG through a 12" thick brick wall. Can I do it in a single tube of conduit and what should I use? Is just DWV ...
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Regulations for buried cable in the UK

I'm running a cable from my house to a site in my back garden where I am building a shed. The length of the cable run is about 7-8 metres. I have steel armoured cable which is OK for direct burial. ...
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How can I pull cable through wood and metal framing without damage?

I had to install a new wire for my water heater (higher amperage/bigger wire), and was drilling through the wooden top plate to snake the wire down the wall to the pass-through. Everything seemed ...
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Pulling Wires Through a Plastic Tube

I have a 2 meters long plastic tube with 8 mm inner diameter, and I need to pull 5 wires with a 6 mm diameter silicone tube through it. But all the different ways I tried were unsuccessful and It ...
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How do I join an existing outlet into PVC electrical boxes and conduit?

I have an outlet on a wall in my garage. I want to move this outlet to the ceiling for use on a garage door opener and a retractable reel extension cord. I think a way to do this is to run PVC ...
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What is the best practice for grounding a shielded cat 7 ethernet cable?

I'm in the process of ducting the aforementioned cable through a conduit that I've "trenched" between my house and my office which is in an outbuilding 30m away. Since buying the cable and starting ...
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Where can I find conduit bends less than 90degrees?

I'm about to run some conduit underground, and due to various obstacles can't do a dead-straight run. I certainly don't want to add 90degree turns due to the extra drag when pulling a cable though. ...
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How to run single ethernet (no PoE) in trench through garden?

I've never buried a cable before, or even run a conduit in a wall/floorspace, so this is all new to me. I've dug half the trench across the garden so far. It's only 6" deep in some places as below ...
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How many CAT6 cables can fit in 3/4 conduit?

I was planning to get 3/4" conduit (Carlon ENT/Smurftube) to run network cables through the house. Just how many CAT6 cables can safely fit into 3/4" conduit?
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3-side punched steel channel (strut), image in the post - can't find any equivalents [closed]

I'm looking to install a hoist system mounted to garage ceiling. I was originally going to attach some 2x4s to the ceiling joists and attach pulleys to those, but then decided to go with steel ...
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150A for outdoors kitchen - wire size

I am working with the city to get the permits to build an outdoors kitchen with its own sub-panel. I decided to place it 100ft from the house. In my list[*] I have an electric tankless water heater, ...
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Rewiring in metal conduit

My brother and his family live in an older house. It's old enough to have metal pipes as electrical conduits, quite uncommon nowadays in The Netherlands. He wants to rewire some parts, to move some ...
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Run 50ft underground electrical: gauge and conduit?

I have a gfci outlet in my garage, only thing connected to a 20amp breaker (it’s about 20ft from the electrical box). I would like to add an outlet 50ft outside in my flower bed. Two questions: ...
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Conduit Size for Sub-Panel run?

I have old overhead wires that go between my home and a detached garage. The plan is to remove the overhead wires and install a new sub-panel in the garage with an underground (PVC 80) run between the ...
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Wire Size for Long Run

I am building an RV campsite at the bottom of my property to live in while our house is under construction. The RV requires a 50 amp service. I want to install a 100 amp sub-panel down there to give ...
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EMT Conduit Capacity with Mixed Gauge

I want to pull two circuits through 1/2" EMT. Three of the wires would be 12AWG and other three 10AWG. I've found a couple of tables that say I can run 5 10AWG or 9 12AWG. Is my mixed gauge set safe? ...

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