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QUICK! I need responses on burying outdoor conduit in concrete

Old 03-30-04, 11:49 AM
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QUICK! I need responses on burying outdoor conduit in concrete

Getting ready to pour. Need to determine if I want to run conduit thru concrete for future electrical needs (low volt to 110-220 applications). What type of conduit is necessary. I don't have access bored into my foundation (ideal). The concrete guys want to bury the conduit (plastic - is this code? I thought I needed that metal tube you bend) with a 90 degree elbow and bring it up flush with the surface of my concrete. I would then need to drill thru my brickwork (actually wrapped around flatwork when house was first built) and use a box or elbow again to access the electrical supply.

Old 03-30-04, 01:27 PM
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Just my opinion...

Planning for unknowns is very difficult. Just plan as well as you can for all your electrical needs now, and call it good. If you put in conduit now, in the future it will be the wrong size, from the wrong place to the wrong place.
Old 03-30-04, 03:11 PM
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When I pour sidewalks or driveways, I always put some conduit under the pour. I usually put down two 3/4" PVC and one 3/4" plastic conduit for future electrical. I run it past the edges of the concrete and cap it off on both ends. Yes, it may prove unecessary or could have been put in a better place, but it's cheap and beats having to try to get under the slab later.

The most difficult thing is remembering where you put it.
Old 03-30-04, 05:43 PM
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Good thinking.. !
Ya just neva know!!

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