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Can't get there from here! #66663
06/12/06 10:20 PM
06/12/06 10:20 PM
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arseegee  Offline OP
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Statesboro, GA USA
Just wondering how you guys might tackle this. I am doing the build outs on a few retail stores in a new strip center. We start a sunglass hut tomorrow.

Here's the question. CG that handled the erection and exterior work of the structure had an EC run the pipe for service laterals back to the xmfmr pads. All lateral pipes are 4" EPVC. Well all our services are only 200A and POCO requires us to use their can which only goes to 2.5" on the bottom KO's.

I wont go into how bad the pipes are out of plumb... it's a real mess.

I have seen this done with PVC (water pipe) reducing bushings and it looks like a hack job. Any advice on how to get from 4" to 2.5" and have it look respectable?

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Re: Can't get there from here! #66664
06/12/06 11:24 PM
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Kendall Park, NJ USA
Any chance of putting a gutter between your lateral and the poco can?

Re: Can't get there from here! #66665
06/13/06 09:45 AM
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Griswold, CT, USA
I would consider installing a flush handhole a couple of feet out from the hut. If the dirt is already paved, then, I would consider a "C" condulet with a reducing bushing. You did indicate the riser is not too plumb. So, maybe the gutter idea is the only one that will work.


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Re: Can't get there from here! #66666
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Assuming that EPVC is electrical PVC conduit, then Carlon makes a 4 x 3 bell reducer. Maybe you could use that along with a 3 x 2.5 PVC reducing bushing.
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