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    Default PVC conduit for residential install

    I need to add some outlets in my unfinished portion of the basement and add a subpanel next to my main panel. Is PVC okay to use indoors a residential situation? I can bend pipe, but I'm slower at it and often its not the best looking.

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    If it is for protection from damage then you must use Sch80. If it is simply for looks then Sch40 is fine.

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    Hi, thanks. Its just for appearance. I know I could shoot a piece of PT to the wall and run the romex down the PT to an outlet at 4 feet but its not the look I want. I'll spend the $$$ and time for the PVC.
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    The reason for using pipe down the wall is for physical protection. Not so much for looks. The 2008 NEC requires schedule 80 pvc for physical protection if your using PVC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codeone View Post
    The 2008 NEC requires schedule 80 pvc for physical protection if your using PVC.
    Just a note. This is not new for 2008. It's been in the code a while.

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