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SER vs. Conduit #33661
01/27/04 07:57 AM
01/27/04 07:57 AM
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rlrct  Offline OP
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South Windsor, CT
I need to install a 125 amp subpanel for my shop. I've got a choice - conduit and #1 THHN or 1/0 SER.

Which is going to be an easier install?

There will be (4) 90 degree bends and, if I'm smart about it, no other jogs required . If I go conduit, I know 360+ degrees means a pull point, although I think I'd put one in at the end of the long run because it'd make the pulling easier.

My guess is that the conduit is fussier in the beginning, but #1 copper would be a chunk easier to work with inside the panels than 1/0 aluminum.

What's the experience of you pros?

Thx - Rob

[This message has been edited by rlrct (edited 01-27-2004).]

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Re: SER vs. Conduit #33662
01/27/04 09:55 AM
01/27/04 09:55 AM
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earlydean  Offline
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Griswold, CT, USA
You've got the jist of it. There are pros and cons to every installation choice. It comes down to personal preference. I would go with the copper, for the reasons you noted, plus the personal preference I have of avoiding oxide inhibiting compound on my clothes. But either would last a life-time with proper maintenance.

Earl


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