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#42745 - 09/25/04 09:55 AM MAY I SUE PLASTIC CONDUIT TO FEED A MAIN SERVICE???
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HI, SORRY FOR THE TITLE BUT MUST BE USE INSTEAD OF SUE AND I DID NOT HAVE A WAY TO EDIT, WELL , I AM IN PLEASANT HILL, CA 945423 AND I ALWAYS INSTALL THE FEED WIRES FROM THE ELECTRIC UTILITY SUPPLIER THROUGH A RIDGID CONDUIT PIPE OF 2 INCES WITH A 200 AMPS . BUT I FOUND IN A HOUSE OF A FRIEND THAT AN ELECTRICIAN JUST PUT THIS FEED WIRES WITH A SCHEDULE 40 PLASTIC PIPE .
THIS IS A PROVISIONAL POWER WHILE THE HOUSE IS ON CONSTRUCTION BUT I AM NOT SURE IF HE CAN DO THAT BECAUSE IF A TRUCK OR CONCRETE TRUCK OR WHATEVER HITS THE POLE , WOULD BE A BIG DEAL, LET ME KNOW THANKS

LUIS SILVA SANTISTEBAN

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#42746 - 09/25/04 09:58 AM Re: MAY I SUE PLASTIC CONDUIT TO FEED A MAIN SERVICE???
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You can pretty much sue anybody you want to. Whether you can prevail at trial in another question altogether.
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#42747 - 09/25/04 10:47 AM Re: MAY I SUE PLASTIC CONDUIT TO FEED A MAIN SERVICE???
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If this is a temporary electric service, typcially the serving utility {PG&E?} will specify minimum overhead service-riser and underground service-lateral requirements—as long as code minimums {possibly with local amendments} are met.

I believe that non-metallic raceway for the application has been generally recognized acceptable in your region for a could of decades.

You may find applicable drawings and specs at www.pge.com
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#42748 - 09/25/04 10:50 AM Re: MAY I SUE PLASTIC CONDUIT TO FEED A MAIN SERVICE???
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Arround here if it has to do with utility,you go by there requirements.We have PGE,PPL & Salem Electric.Each There requirements alot of the time are different.Especially with the rednecks at Pacific Power.
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#42749 - 09/25/04 11:08 AM Re: MAY I SUE PLASTIC CONDUIT TO FEED A MAIN SERVICE???
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If this is an overhead PG&E service, non-metallic conduit is the preferred method. If you use metal conduit you are required to cover it with plastic U-channel or 1 ½” thick wood. If this is an underground service rigid metal conduit or sch 80 PVC is required.

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#42750 - 09/26/04 09:30 AM Re: MAY I SUE PLASTIC CONDUIT TO FEED A MAIN SERVICE???
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Thanks for the reply, and especially to caselec for the information, other guys, i appreciate your interes and help
Good luck
Luis
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