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09-18-14, 11:23 AM
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Posted By beamik

I found some polaris connectors - they're pretty...

I found some polaris connectors - they're pretty spendy, but probably worth it in the long run. Will pick those up with the ground rod and accessories tonight. I will check the sub-panel 50amp...
09-18-14, 07:41 AM
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Posted By beamik

I've got the main breaker brakets to hold them...

I've got the main breaker brakets to hold them down tight to the panel. I also have the ground bar for inside the panel. So my 6 awg ground wire connects to that and I can just use a split bolt to...
09-18-14, 06:41 AM
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Posted By beamik

I think the panel was on sale and not too crazy...

I think the panel was on sale and not too crazy expensive - I see your point though. I did not pick up the ground rod though - can that be inside or outside and can it be buried (not visible)?
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09-18-14, 05:27 AM
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Posted By beamik

Thanks guys - I will look into the polaris...

Thanks guys - I will look into the polaris connectors today. I did pick up a 12 slot sub-panel with 50 Amp main breaker for the far end. If no disconnect is needed at the near end (other than at the...
09-17-14, 08:27 PM
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Posted By beamik

Exterior electric feeder to detached garage: Copper to Aluminum

Hello, Hoping someone can help clarify....

I've got a 24" trench in the ground going out to my detached garage (about 150'). I originally purchased a 125' UF-B direct burial copper 6/3 w/ ground...
08-21-14, 05:57 PM
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Posted By beamik

Well, I guess it doesn't have the word "Conduit"...

Well, I guess it doesn't have the word "Conduit" printed on the side of the pipe, lol - thanks for pointing that out. But it's plenty smooth for 120' straight run to garage #2 - certainly not worth...
08-21-14, 01:31 PM
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Posted By beamik

I just checked with my local building inspector...

I just checked with my local building inspector and he confirmed I can use PVC conduit with no issue for data cables / optical fiber. To me running a cat6 cable is not "electrical work" - sure...
08-21-14, 09:54 AM
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Posted By beamik

Well, he actually did do some calculations taking...

Well, he actually did do some calculations taking into account the BTU I would need to heat the space... It sounds like that's fine, but he recommended to put the regulator at the heater end, so it...
08-21-14, 09:51 AM
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Posted By beamik

That's the reason I got direct burial electrical...

That's the reason I got direct burial electrical wire (6/3 w/ ground) - the electrical is not going through the PVC. It will only be used for a 6 strand MM fiber, CAT6, and an RG11 coax (i.e. only...
08-09-14, 11:00 AM
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Posted By beamik

Thanks Zorfdt, A guy from my local gas...

Thanks Zorfdt,

A guy from my local gas company was here and said the T off of the existing 1/2" copper line would be fine to do since I've got a 2psi head-end. I'd prefer to home run it, but if...
08-09-14, 10:56 AM
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Posted By beamik

Hey Joe, Correct it's white 1 1/2" PVC that's...

Hey Joe, Correct it's white 1 1/2" PVC that's typically used for plumbing. However it also makes for a great conduit!
08-09-14, 10:53 AM
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Posted By beamik

So I've seen two conflicting depths on the...

So I've seen two conflicting depths on the electric - can someone please confirm if it's 18" or 24" deep?

Can the electric and gas be in the same trench with 12" vertical dirt separation? or do I...
08-07-14, 07:50 PM
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Posted By beamik

Electric and Gas line in same trench to detached garage

Hello,

I've got a detached 2nd garage about 120' away from the attached garage. There's an existing heater in the attached garage with a 1/2" copper line to it and a natural gas heater 50k btu...
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