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electrical conduit sharing trench with gas #201852
06/28/11 02:45 PM
06/28/11 02:45 PM
Niko  Offline OP
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Campbell, CA
Can the gas line share the same trench with the electrical conduit? They are both branch circuits and are not on the service side.

I know it is not an NEC issue.

Thank you.

Last edited by Niko; 06/28/11 02:46 PM.

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Re: electrical conduit sharing trench with gas [Re: Niko] #201853
06/28/11 04:38 PM
06/28/11 04:38 PM
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Brick, NJ USA
Niko:
Check locally IMHO.

Here in NJ it's not an issue as long as they are not 'side-by-side'.

You may have siesmic issues.


John
Re: electrical conduit sharing trench with gas [Re: Niko] #201868
06/28/11 11:40 PM
06/28/11 11:40 PM
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I agree with John. Local policy will dictate this and it may actually be the utilities driving it.


Greg Fretwell
Re: electrical conduit sharing trench with gas [Re: Niko] #201870
06/28/11 11:48 PM
06/28/11 11:48 PM
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Sacramento, CA
Pacific Gas & Electric does not permit it.

Underground natural gas delivery is by plastic.

No way will PG&E suffer compounding fires -- electric then gaseous.

Common trenches out my way are restricted to power, data, coax... with various horizons at least 12" apart -- sometimes more.

Fresh water, dark water, fire systems, and gas are not permitted in the common trench.

Customer side power is not permitted in the same horizon ( depth ) as utility lines. Utility power is always to be the deepest in the trench -- except if crossing.


Tesla
Re: electrical conduit sharing trench with gas [Re: Niko] #201872
06/29/11 12:23 AM
06/29/11 12:23 AM
Niko  Offline OP
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Campbell, CA
Thanks guys.

I have emailed the plumbing inspector for advice.


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