Conduit inside larger pipe or Culvert

westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
Well progress is slow... but getting closer to hooking up the first new pole mounted array to the CC. The power has to cross a 15 foot driveway ( entry to exit) before it reaches the combiner & CC.

I had planned on using a conduit for each of 8 arrays but I did not want to place them underground for various reasons at this time so I started thinking about putting the conduit inside a larger pipe ( 3 - 4 ") or plastic culvert (12") for added protection from crushing and ease of adding another conduit later.

What are the issues of multiple conduits inside another 'pipe' ? Are there maximum numbers of multiple conduits?
 
KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
West Chilcotin, BC, Canada

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  • CDN_VTCDN_VT Solar Expert Posts: 492 ✭✭✭
    Re: Conduit inside larger pipe or Culvert

    DANG !!!
    Nada !!
    I run a 20"' (big pipe for main ) , please lets use the real measurement "ISO" standards . 50 Cm pipe that has insulated pipes & solar & micro cables plus all in one large pipe.
    OWB to house , plus all around .. You make your own "pipes / conduits" and section them . Please the NEC/codes are NOT red or even knowing of anything thats not GRID.
    Build your own , pipes sealed within pipes and there sizes, DON'T go small , Large or the shovel / back pain will teach. do it code wise +++ ..

    Sloth
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Conduit inside larger pipe or Culvert
    CDN_VT wrote: »
    DANG !!!
    Nada !!
    I run a 20"' (big pipe for main ) , please lets use the real measurement "ISO" standards . 50 Cm pipe that has insulated pipes & solar & micro cables plus all in one large pipe.
    OWB to house , plus all around .. You make your own "pipes / conduits" and section them . Please the NEC/codes are NOT red or even knowing of anything thats not GRID.
    Build your own , pipes sealed within pipes and there sizes, DON'T go small , Large or the shovel / back pain will teach. do it code wise +++ ..

    Sloth
    NADA = great
    Planned on using 1 or 1 1/2" PVC, glued together.
    OWB ???
    'sealed within pipes' = glued?
    Large, concur.
    back pain? > that is why there are backhoes...
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
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