Electric Install

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
5,502
Northern NH
Not one rock in sight, in my yard there would be just as many rocks as there would be soil ;)

Nice looking job.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
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Jan 14, 2014
22,141
central pa
Not one rock in sight, in my yard there would be just as many rocks as there would be soil ;)

Nice looking job.
You have soil? Mine would be a pile of rocks with some clay sticking to them lol.
 
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semipro

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2009
3,864
SW Virginia
Is that schedule 80 conduit above grade? The abovegrade stuff seems to be a different color so I suspect it is. That's a code requirement now.
Also, isn't there a specific distance that water and electric have to be separated by?
 

MTY

Feeling the Heat
Jan 9, 2019
388
Idaho
Is that schedule 80 conduit above grade? The abovegrade stuff seems to be a different color so I suspect it is. That's a code requirement now.
Also, isn't there a specific distance that water and electric have to be separated by?
80 above, 40 below, no separation required. Frost line is at 36, bottom of trench is at 42.
 
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semipro

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2009
3,864
SW Virginia
80 above, 40 below, no separation required. Frost line is at 36, bottom of trench is at 42.
Why is the frost line an issue? Is it to keep the water line from freezing?
Digging is tough at our place and the water-electric separation requirement here kept me from putting an a water line where I wanted to.
Good luck with the project. I'd love to see updates.
 

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
5,502
Northern NH
The community next to me uses 60" depth to top of water line for frost issues in city streets in Northern NH. The city is built on rock and in many areas they dont get the depth they need without major blasting. They go a lot shallower in many areas and just lay insulation board on top of the water lines and get away with it. Folks forget the deep ground temp is above freezing so the goal is the keep the heat from the ground from radiating out into the far colder air in winter. A good snow pack makes a big difference in frost depth. Unfortunately plowing streets and sidewalks eliminates the snow cover so they assume the worst.
 
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