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services pvc or seu #52339 05/25/05 06:36 PM
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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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Re: services pvc or seu #52340 05/25/05 08:39 PM
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Re: services pvc or seu #52341 05/25/05 08:52 PM
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Wirenuttt Offline
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 ??

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

Re: services pvc or seu #52343 05/26/05 05:58 AM
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LearJet9 Offline
PVC looks so much better than a cable. Just looks like a better job.

Re: services pvc or seu #52344 05/26/05 06:12 AM
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Tiger Offline
Go Tom! RMC


Re: services pvc or seu #52345 05/26/05 02:08 PM
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Celtic Offline
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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Re: services pvc or seu #52346 05/26/05 05:05 PM
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LK Offline
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.

Re: services pvc or seu #52347 05/26/05 06:58 PM
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capt al Offline
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.


Re: services pvc or seu #52348 05/27/05 04:49 PM
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harold endean Offline
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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