The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
230 or 345 kV transmission lines?
by Vlado
09/24/16 09:33 AM
breaker meltdown
by crselectric
09/24/16 12:42 AM
Electrical mast flashing product
by ThomasWinfrey
09/22/16 12:14 AM
What estimating software do you recommend?
by sparky
09/21/16 07:20 PM
"Dry Run" Inspection goes awry
by HotLine1
09/20/16 07:39 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
HotLine1 15
sparky 9
gfretwell 8
sparky66wv 8
Vlado 6
Who's Online
0 registered (), 52 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
Photo10261113.jpg
PVC Anyone?
Image Details
Poster HotLine1 Offline
Posted 12/06/11 10:38 AM
Description
One of the PVC areas at a new data center.
Dimensions 1200x900
Size 236.21 KB
UBBCode
Thumbnail
Medium
Full

Comments
#204457 - 12/10/11 12:59 PM Re: PVC Anyone? * [Re: HotLine1]
mbhydro Offline
Member

Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 340
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
looks like there a couple of bends that are going to be real tight to pull through.

Top
Super Rod Cable Installation Tools

Super Rod Cable Rod System
Super Rod Cable Rod System -
Voted
Best Product of the Last 50 Years by members of NICEIC

#204464 - 12/10/11 07:23 PM Re: PVC Anyone? [Re: HotLine1]
HotLine1 Offline

Member

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6785
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
mb:

They modified four 3/4" runs after this pic was taken, and before the slurry pour. The 3/4" & 1" are for data and control circuitry; most of the small PVC will have single circuit or data or control cable only.

I'm trying to get an OK to take pics of the 4" RGC/IMC work inside the building.
_________________________
John

Top
#204465 - 12/10/11 08:12 PM Re: PVC Anyone? [Re: HotLine1]
ptcrtn Offline
New Member

Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Kentucky
what a mess. I would not of showed that to anyone.

Top
#204485 - 12/13/11 08:58 PM Re: PVC Anyone? [Re: HotLine1]
crselectric Offline
Member

Registered: 09/24/06
Posts: 134
Loc: albany, ca
I've seen worse, and sometimes you dont have time to make it pretty in the trench....even though after the rush is over it sits open for days.....

Top
#204503 - 12/15/11 06:37 AM Re: PVC Anyone? [Re: HotLine1]
twh Offline
Member

Registered: 03/11/04
Posts: 892
Loc: Regina, Sask.
The rush is over for the trench to the right. It's already filled. That's a real hard way to run pipe.

Top
#204507 - 12/15/11 11:19 AM Re: PVC Anyone? [Re: HotLine1]
HotLine1 Offline

Member

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6785
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
This was done in 3 stages. Stub-ups at the gen pad locations (8) Cat gens, 13.2KV, 2.5 MW each. Two (2) chiller feeders and control. The tough part is what's in the pic...getting thru the foundation.footings to the interior. Tight squeeze.

After the slurry pour, tape, clean backfill, there's a 10" concrete pad over it. (Not counting the gen pads @ 14" above)
_________________________
John

Top
#209226 - 03/16/13 08:05 PM Re: PVC Anyone? [Re: HotLine1]
Lostazhell Offline
Member

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Is there a reason they couldnt sweep those vs. the hard 90's?

Top
#209227 - 03/16/13 10:55 PM Re: PVC Anyone? [Re: HotLine1]
gfretwell Offline

Member

Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9012
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
RNC was too big to fit in the tail pipe of the truck? smile

Top
#209228 - 03/17/13 10:21 AM Re: PVC Anyone? [Re: HotLine1]
HotLine1 Offline

Member

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6785
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Lost:
This was a three stage part of a project, started at three locations. What is in the pic is best described as the 'convergence' point. Thru the foundation and connecting into the slab work in the building.

Surprise was, it all worked out!!
_________________________
John

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals