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#52339 - 05/25/05 04:36 PM services pvc or seu
nov Offline

Registered: 08/08/04
Posts: 70
Loc: New Jersey
Just wanted to know what you guys that are in areas that use both, like to install a new service with. PVC or just SEU cable.

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#52340 - 05/25/05 06:39 PM Re: services pvc or seu
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 684
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA

#52341 - 05/25/05 06:52 PM Re: services pvc or seu
Wirenuttt Offline

Registered: 11/10/02
Posts: 267
Loc: Massachusetts
Most of the electricians in my area use seu. Although there are some towns inspectors who enforce pvc risers. I have a question also, GRC or PVC Shc80 ??

#52342 - 05/26/05 03:36 AM Re: services pvc or seu
Steve Miller Offline

Registered: 08/30/01
Posts: 322
Loc: Loudoun Cty, VA
Mostly SEC residentially. Pipe on commercial. PVC or RMC use splits about 50/50, just depends on the type of job. On the PVC we use sched 40 unless it's between the meter and the earth (for the lateral)then the utility mandates sched 80.

#52343 - 05/26/05 03:58 AM Re: services pvc or seu
LearJet9 Offline

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 196
Loc: Millis, MA USA
PVC looks so much better than a cable. Just looks like a better job.

#52344 - 05/26/05 04:12 AM Re: services pvc or seu
Tiger Offline

Registered: 05/04/05
Posts: 714
Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
Go Tom! RMC


#52345 - 05/26/05 12:08 PM Re: services pvc or seu
Celtic Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 367
Loc: NJ
I'd like to make them all RGC...but that is not always pratical. Next choice would be PVC...dead last is SE.
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#52346 - 05/26/05 03:05 PM Re: services pvc or seu
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1721
Loc: New Jersey
It may be a good idea to check, before using RMC, if your utility supplies the meter pan, that the pan neutral is not bonded to the meter enclosure, is seems the meter pans that some of the utility provides, had bonded neutrals, good for PVC, or service cable.

#52347 - 05/26/05 04:58 PM Re: services pvc or seu
capt al Offline

Registered: 06/20/04
Posts: 203
Loc: Norton, Ma USA
98% are done in PVC and 2% in SE. Also the SE has to be copper or I will not it. These numbers are strictly for residential services.
RMC for commercial & industrial services.


#52348 - 05/27/05 02:49 PM Re: services pvc or seu
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
Why would the AHJ require PVC, if SEU meets the code of the NEC? That would of course unless there is a town ordinence or POCO rule then that might be a different story. Here in NJ most guys use SEU.

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