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    Move it to a dryer climate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sameguy View Post
    Move it to a dryer climate?
    OP is in NJ, you suggesting to put his equipment in AZ?
    I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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    Loooong home runs?

    -Hal

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    Never said it would be cheap or easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire-Smith View Post
    put equipment high enough and build a standing platform around the equipment for servicing.
    I haven't done it, but I have seen pictures of equipment mounted this way, up high on platforms with stair access.

    May be expensive up front, but at least you aren't replacing the panel and other electrical components every time it floods....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    The compromise - penetrated the wall nearly 8 feet below grade-

    Shame on you,,,,


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    Originally Posted by kwired
    The compromise - penetrated the wall nearly 8 feet below grade-
    Quote Originally Posted by jap View Post
    Shame on you,,,,


    JAP>
    It did get me into some trouble, I hit a water line while excavating that I wasn't even thinking about being there. Normally I am never deep enough to be concerned about water lines. 1-1/4 line lets out a lot of water pretty fast too, luckily there was a shut off in the room we were bringing service into and it didn't run for very long.
    I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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    We penetrated a bank basement wall below grade and another guy hit the yard sprinkler system and it flooded the basement through the penetration we made.

    Never again will I penetrate a basement wall below grade without someone else signing off on it first.

    There's no good way to seal off such a penetration.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jap View Post

    There's no good way to seal off such a penetration.


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    hydraulic cement
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    Quote Originally Posted by jap View Post

    There's no good way to seal off such a penetration.


    JAP>
    I disagree.

    For reference, we just ran three 4 inch conduits into a basement 3' below the water table.

    If you have the hole cored properly, and use a linkseal, combined with polywater fst foam, there will not be an issue.

    https://www.polywater.com/product/po...-duct-sealant/

    http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...orconduit.html

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