Sch. 40 or 80

horsegoer

Senior Member
Location
NJ
Is you had choice to install( in duct banks) schedule 40 or 80 pvc which would you choose? Thinking pretty much same from labor standpoint.
 

Dennis Alwon

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Staff member
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Contractor
You might run schedule 80 where it comes up out of the ground in an area outdoors to add more protection. Some place require it while others don't-- it is the old subject to damage wording.
 

petersonra

Senior Member
Location
Northern illinois
Occupation
engineer
The wires won't care. It is underground so generally well protected. IMO, it comes down to a cost issue. It could also come down to what the owner wants. he might spec 80 even if it costs more.

Being UG, it might be cheaper to run some kind of direct burial cable.
 
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