ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Extension cords
by annemarie1. 09/25/18 06:06 PM
220/230/240V 60Hz Systems
by gfretwell. 09/23/18 02:50 PM
Inspection camera help
by petey_c. 09/22/18 07:52 AM
Motion detectors and dimmers
by gfretwell. 09/20/18 04:02 PM
Acronis Backup 2017
by gfretwell. 09/16/18 12:46 AM
New in the Gallery:
Plug terminals
Housebilding DIY wiring
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 26 guests, and 25 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
water in conduit #64657
04/11/06 06:18 PM
04/11/06 06:18 PM
scameron81  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 75
Healdsburg, ca, USA
We are having a problem with water coming out of a 1" conduit in a pool house. There is a christy box uphill from the poolhouse that the pipe comes from. Now we are having water problems and the inspector won't pass us until we rectify the situation. My boss says there are some special pipe plugs that you can get to seal the pipe. I can't seem to find them anywhere. I was hoping that someone could shed some light on the subject. For the record we didn't install the conduit, the superintendant did, but of course he doesn't remember that now. How convienent.

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: water in conduit #64658
04/11/06 07:18 PM
04/11/06 07:18 PM
Roger  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
Try checking OZ Gedney, they have some pretty nice seals although I'm not sure if they address this exact application.

You may be able to get plain old Duct Seal to work.[1].pdf


[This message has been edited by Roger (edited 04-11-2006).]

Re: water in conduit #64659
04/11/06 08:39 PM
04/11/06 08:39 PM
LK  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,429
New Jersey
"For the record we didn't install the conduit, the superintendant did"


Sounds like the super, has some work to do.

Re: water in conduit #64660
04/11/06 09:14 PM
04/11/06 09:14 PM
Roger  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
LK, the problem is
but of course he doesn't remember that now.
once we get him to remember he may indeed have some work to do. [Linked Image]


Re: water in conduit #64661
04/11/06 10:59 PM
04/11/06 10:59 PM
mhulbert  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 132
Anaheim, CA USA
Dig up your conduit and put another Christy box w/ a gravel drainage bed under it right before the pipe goes inside your building.

This is a "water trap", sort of the reverse of a plumbers trap. Standard issue if you have big hills and pipe going into buildings or equipment.

Re: water in conduit #64662
04/12/06 02:18 AM
04/12/06 02:18 AM
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
mhulbert's idea is a good one, short of installing a sump pump. [Linked Image] It may very well work, so long as that drainage in the Chisty does not saturate.

Is the water from run off, or ground water below the surface?

If run off, you can extend the conduit higher up in the Chisty and seal it, so it doesn't act like sink drain, and improve the drainage in that box.

If it's ground water, and the slightest leak in the conduit you may be SOL. You have few options, locate the leak, and fix it. Or abandon it, and start fresh. You still need to stop the water, right? Mix up a slurry of cement, (portland milk-shake) cork the end at the house, fill, and start over. 100' of 1" may take 100lbs, and 50 gal of water to fill with slurry, but you only need to the end at the house, so maybe less... Too bad you can't still use the conductors and pipe after that. [Linked Image] I grouted some clay voids in my yard that way, and it worked great at stopping the water.

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: water in conduit #64663
04/12/06 08:09 PM
04/12/06 08:09 PM
earlydean  Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 751
Griswold, CT, USA
Immediately upon entering the pool-house, install a PVC box on the 1 inch conduit. A 1/2 inch PVC conduit drain out the bottom, and the continuation of the 1 inch run out the top should fix the problem. Run the PVC conduit drain to the floor drain, or through the wall to drain like an AC condensate drain.



2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Member Spotlight
Posts: 22
Joined: August 2009
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 13
BigB 4
Popular Topics(Views)
249,467 Are you busy
187,384 Re: Forum
176,726 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.021s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9859 MB (Peak: 1.1374 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-09-26 02:49:08 UTC