icarus wrote: »
Consid getting a price from a wholesale electrical house. They ought to be able to beat the HomeDepot price pretty easily. You might also contact the utility. Perhaps they can supply you with the wire. Personaly, I would go with direct burial and not bother eight he conduit. If I needed a pipe simply to fish through, I would consider light weight PVC instead. I suppose it depends to a great deal on your code/inspection authority. 18' really ought to be pleanty deep if you don't have any reason to molest the trench, ie,plowing or landscaping etc.
I believe that if each conductor terminates on a different device (such as a fuse or circuit breaker), then the two conductors are not technically in parallel. My belief is not based on any advanced understanding of NEC, but is based on comments by 'inetdog' in another thread.
Regardless of code, this should only be done if the reason for the 'parallel' conductors is to reduce voltage drop. If the reason for multiple conductors is to increase ampacity, then the use of multiple fuses/CB will lead to a cascading failure of the fuses/CB.
Ethan Brush wrote: »
One more suggestion is you could check with your utility to see if they provide a certain amount of feed free for new accounts. I know mine will give you 200 feet for free which will cut a nice chunk off.
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BB. wrote: »
Do you have anything else to run at the same time? Telecommunications, water, etc. to between there and here?