(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Underground conduit

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    DIY Member JAR8832's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    98

    Default Underground conduit

    I will be running some conduit underground to bring a 20 amp circuit to a shed. I plan to use 3/4" PVC, but am concerned about the PVC becoming brittle where it is exposed to sunlight at the stub ups. Would it be reasonable to substitute an RMC nipple for the portion exposed to sunlight, and transition to PVC with a PVC female adapter? Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Electrical Contractor Bobelectric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Eighty Four,Pa. 15330
    Posts
    37

    Default

    pvc conduit is "sunlight resistant".Be more concerned if you change to rmc,that you run it to a grounded box to maintain ground integrity on the metal piping.

  3. #3
    DIY Member JAR8832's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    98

    Default

    Thanks, I didn't realize that it was resistant to sunlight. I think I'll just use SCH 80 instead of RMC. Thanks again.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •