water line and electric to greenhouse

Old 08-29-14, 04:49 PM
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water line and electric to greenhouse

We're building a detached greenhouse and will run water and power to it. First I'm going to bury a PVC pipe under the footer as conduit for that. Should I run two pipes - one for each or can I run both through one? Also how deep should it be- I guess I really need to know how deep the water line needs to be. Thanks.
Old 08-29-14, 05:33 PM
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Are you using direct burial cable (UF-b) for the electric or PVC conduit with individual conductors (THWN)? Burial depth for cable is 24" and for conduit 18". Your water line though needs to be blow the frost line. A quick online search though shows for Indiana it varies by county. You need to check on that locally. Not sure why you are running either the electric or water in additional pipe.
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I'm assuming you mean you're going to put a sleeve pipe through the footer to run your conduit and water pipe through. Most codes would allow you to run them both through the same sleeve but since you are basically building from scratch anyway I would definitely run two separate sleeves through the footers. It won't take much more work and may simplify things in the future.

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