Number of wires in plastic pipe


Old 05-29-14, 05:36 AM
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Number of wires in plastic pipe

Can I safely run 3 (240 black, red and ground) 10AWG in 1/2" PVC?
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Old 05-29-14, 06:25 AM
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You sure can according to the 2014 NEC.
Old 05-30-14, 01:07 AM
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In PVC conduit, yes. Absolutely not in PVC pipe.
Old 05-30-14, 04:30 PM
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Depending on your length of pull, I would recommend 3/4". PVC conduit can be a pain to pull in sometimes so I tend to go one size larger than normal.

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