Look is more important then cost with this client (within reason)
I think thwn and fiber may be easier to pull them uf and fiber. 3/4 conduit underground 50’, plus I would need to calculate fill as it will be piped up to the roof structure
If you are going to make a copper covering why not just cover some UF?
I am not overjoyed with having long runs of steel touching copper, even if the steel is zinc plated.
You should be able to get a metal fabricator to take sheet copper and turn it into any shape you might want.
I have a job that may require red brass conduit, mainly for looks. How does it age when exposed to the elements in the Midwest? Is it threaded like grc? Where can it be purchased from. Approx 40’?
Maybe even availability? If you need it in short time anyway.Would the brass or copper be normally acessible by users and therefore subject to getting dented or otherwise deformed? Since it sounds like this is being done for aesthetic reasons that could be a concern. I'm sure red brass RMC would be fine but something thinner may not be.
By the way, have you checked out the pricing of red brass RMC?
What about using stainless steel? It won't age to match the copper, but it will stay shiny through the years, if that's an aesthetic they can live with.Red brass is out for now, both of my suppliers didn't realize it existed, then there conduit suppliers don't handle it. i still think three #12 thwn along with the fiber will pull thru the underground 3/4 easier then a 12/2uf and fiber
i still think three #12 thwn along with the fiber will pull thru the underground 3/4 easier then a 12/2uf and fiber
Shiny is out.
Although the UF may be somewhat easier, both methods are still going to be a hassle. What does the copper become if UF is used? Lets say at point of exit from the copper pipe is set over the end of the 3/4. Copper pipe is continued to a mahogany enclosure containing a bell box and what ever equipment the low voltage guys are using for the fiber. Pipe is stopped short of the bell box and a UF gland style clamp is used for terminating the UF to the bell box. Technically the copper would be considered a sleeve? A bang on bushing used on the copper where the UF enters / exits? GFI breaker will be used instead of a receptacle, due to the height