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Re: Re: Re: 230' of electrical

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Posted by LesWV on February 08, 2004 at 17:59:11 from (

In Reply to: Re: Re: 230' of electrical posted by toolman on February 08, 2004 at 16:28:21:

To bad that the NEC Article 310 will not approve #1 Super Flex "BLACK" Copper Welding Cable can not be used to run Branch service. For a 250' coil can be gotten for around $220.00 or .87 cents a per foot and #4 sales for $125.00 for 250' or .50 cent per foot.

Just to add a small tip from my CATV conctrating days when dealing with new construction.

Dig your ditch.

Pull your cables and lay them on the ground from the starting point to the end point.

Lay out the (in your case) SCH 80 conduit.

1/4" rope attached to a stick such as a broom stick. Or two 1/2" PVC pipe coupled together.

If your wire comes on or can be placed on a reel (water hose reel) the next part will be no sweat.

Start with the longest straight run.
Slide the 1/4" rope through the first piece of conduit. Pull the wire through. Go to the second piece of conduit and do the same. Continue until you have the wire running through the entire lenght of all the straight conduit pieces.

When you come to the risers.
Slip the 90 over the wire. Then down into place on the conduit.

Once everything is fitted and in place the way that you want it.

Glue or press the SCH 80 peices together.

Place it in the ditch a bury.

Putting the wiring through one piece of conduit at a time sure beats the heck and mess out of tring to pull it for the entire 250' lenght and through two or three 90's.

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