Electrical Conduit Installation
What is the best way to install underground electrical PVC conduit? Can I use schedule 40 PVC conduit coming from underground, exposed for 4 feet outside the wall, then up the wall.© By: Dave Rongey
[ad#block]Question: What is the best way to install underground electrical PVC conduit?
Can I use schedule 40 PVC conduit coming from underground, exposed for 4 feet outside the wall, then up the wall inside for about 15 feet to an inside sub-panel? Or do I need to use schedule 80 PVC? Can I use PVC schedule 40 pipe to connect two sub-panels inside the house?
Background: Ron, a Handyman from Los Angeles, California.
Thanks for your electrical question Ron.
How to Install Electrical PVC Conduit Underground
This depends on the location of the conduit. If it is in a location that is vulnerable to traffic or other hazards then schedule 40 PVC may not be permitted. Another factor would be the size of the conduit. EMT may be an option up to the point of the underground PVC portion. I would have to know more about this project to assist you further.
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