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Old 09-18-2011, 09:44 PM
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use the pipe, all of the expansion devices are last ditch saviours.

using pvc for LV conduit is better than using expanders, you may be long gone when someone has to work on the system, a pit on one end of the pipe will allow maintenance access.
I was under the impression from his first post he was talking about running wire inside a live/active pipe, not an abandon pipe. Just so everyone is clear, running wire in an active pipe is NOT a good idea.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:53 PM
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I was under the impression from his first post he was talking about running wire inside a live/active pipe, not an abandon pipe. Just so everyone is clear, running wire in an active pipe is NOT a good idea.
It sounded that way to me too. I was pondering how one could pull that one off.

I agree with Jim. Running in existing abandoned pipe beats a expander.

Labeling as much as possible is mission critical.

I am curious. I am pretty confident I live in the hardest to trench area around (actually 6" cobble is harder to trench which is what I hit up at Jim's). Why not trench? Running wire in water pipe is lame.
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:02 PM
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Oh.... Silly me! Disregard my comment and carry on with your foolishness
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:15 PM
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It sounded that way to me too. I was pondering how one could pull that one off.
As was I.

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I agree with Jim. Running in existing abandoned pipe beats a expander.

Labeling as much as possible is mission critical.
Agreed ... just make sure that next time someone is digging and finds that water pipe that seems to do nothing, you don't blow through it with a shovel or trencher.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:40 AM
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It sounded that way to me too. I was pondering how one could pull that one off.

I agree with Jim. Running in existing abandoned pipe beats a expander.

Labeling as much as possible is mission critical.

I am curious. I am pretty confident I live in the hardest to trench area around (actually 6" cobble is harder to trench which is what I hit up at Jim's). Why not trench? Running wire in water pipe is lame.
let's not compete for hard trenching soils argos, life is tough enough as it is. i would dread trenching in a tough area.

kiril, i would like some advice from you concerning open ditch calcs. expect an email soon.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:17 AM
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:52 AM
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If you had to actually run a wire through a pressurized waterpipe, you might have success with the compression fittings made for plastic conduit, although I doubt they've ever tested them for pressure.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:02 PM
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I am curious. I am pretty confident I live in the hardest to trench area around (actually 6" cobble is harder to trench which is what I hit up at Jim's). Why not trench?
7 weeks of digging and supporting, tomorrow i will start digging footings.

even though we have some large and rocky soil, argos is in the land of granite
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:16 AM
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At least you're only hitting small rocks that come out easily.
Nice boot.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:28 AM
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At least you're only hitting small rocks that come out easily.
Nice boot.
i was born under a lucky star, what else can br said
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