Pole mount

Bluedog225

Texas
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I found a couple of 10’ pieces of rigid metal schedule 40 galvanized 4” conduit on craigslist.

The plan is to embed in concrete and use the Tamarack caps, 3” cross pipe, and some double 1 5/8”, and single strut to make a couple of 6 panels pole mounts. One east; one west. These will supplement the bigger ground mount array that is fixed and south facing.

My question is whether there is an elegant way to run the wires down through the 4” pipe? I can always run conduit along side but thought I’d check to see if one could pole holes in this stuff to run wires and still be code compliant (and safe).

There is no regulatory authority on this job. Just common sense and fire safety.

Pics of any installs would be great!

Thanks
 

timselectric

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I found a couple of 10’ pieces of rigid metal schedule 40 galvanized 4” conduit on craigslist.

The plan is to embed in concrete and use the Tamarack caps, 3” cross pipe, and some double 1 5/8”, and single strut to make a couple of 6 panels pole mounts. One east; one west. These will supplement the bigger ground mount array that is fixed and south facing.

My question is whether there is an elegant way to run the wires down through the 4” pipe? I can always run conduit along side but thought I’d check to see if one could pole holes in this stuff to run wires and still be code compliant (and safe).

There is no regulatory authority on this job. Just common sense and fire safety.

Pics of any installs would be great!

Thanks
Yes
But, you need to add an access cover, to access the internal side of the nipple to install a bushing. Another option is to make the hole in the 4" pipe large enough to pass the nipple (with bushing installed) through the hole. At the bottom, make a hole large enough to install a PVC 90 below grade. (At the appropriate depth)
 
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