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Sprinkus
11-10-2011, 09:08 PM
Had to repair a mainline leak a few days ago.
There was a rock under the main that was in the way so I had my helper grab a rock bar to break it loose.
Come to find out the "rock" was part of a very shallow duct bank.
Luckily my helper didn't jam the rock bar right into the high voltage line that was just below the main! :eek:
The funky pipe angle repair is just par for the course 'round here. Anybody can operate a machine but not everybody is a true machine operator who can dig a ditch that compensates for odd angles. :rolleyes:

mitchgo
11-10-2011, 09:41 PM
Glad your helper didnt freakin die

Is that 2" Main?

I was looking at the repair. At first I was wondering why you didn't just use 2 90's. But a second look shows it would have to be 3 or 4 90's . Or in your case 2 90's and 1 45.

FIMCO-MEISTER
11-10-2011, 10:54 PM
Trying to figure the repair order. I'm guessing you started at the first ell and ended at the tee. Slip fix was the last glue. Somewhere you did a double glue and shift to get your angles right.

jvanvliet
11-11-2011, 05:36 AM
How far down is that electrical?

Sprinkus
11-11-2011, 08:26 AM
Main was 1-1/2".
Repair order was the 90's first, then the 45, then the tee, then the slip-fix. I test fitted the 90's and 45 first to get the proper angle before gluing.
The electrical line is only about 14" deep.

Couple more pics:

bcg
11-11-2011, 08:48 AM
14" in conduit? Code only requires 12" in conduit, 18" without.

I see a lot of 120V UF, not in conduit, 6" below grade. That always scares the crap out of me.

greenmonster304
11-11-2011, 11:20 AM
I see a lot of 120V UF, not in conduit, 6" below grade. That always scares the crap out of me.

You mean that's not to code?

I see it like that more often than not. Last year my guy was using a all steel spade and got a little jingle from a romex that was about 8".
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jvanvliet
11-11-2011, 06:00 PM
14" in conduit? Code only requires 12" in conduit, 18" without.

I see a lot of 120V UF, not in conduit, 6" below grade. That always scares the crap out of me.

Round here it's:

- direct burial: two feet
- in rigid nonmetallic conduit (PVC): eighteen inches

no EMT

Mike Leary
11-12-2011, 09:34 AM
Those are scary pics, up north one foot separation is code and the inspectors want to see it.

bcg
11-12-2011, 10:27 AM
How do you cross electric and still maintain a foot of separation?

Mike Leary
11-12-2011, 11:27 AM
How do you cross electric and still maintain a foot of separation?

It's power,then phone/cable, etc., then irrigation/potable for us. The inspectors don't worry too much about us, but they sure like the primary 3'. :clapping: