I might suggest adding a marker underground when you close in the trench.
When I ran conduit water lines from the well, and electric lines between
the house and the barn and
hamshack the trench was 5 feet deep. First water pipe, then dirt, then
electric and adding
another foot of earth.
We then ran a red plastic marker "Buried Electric" the length of the
trenches (400 feet). The marker
has between 1 and 2 feet of earth on top. The hope is, sometime in the
future the electric or water isn't
severed, and a bad thing happening when an uninformed person digs a
trench uncovering the marker
Available at electrical supply houses, similar to the yellow "Caution"
tape used at construction and
Good luck, we're all counting on you ...
On 4/5/2011 5:14 PM, Steve K7AWB wrote:
> As long as we are on the topic, which would be better?
> 1) secure the 4 inch conduit sections together in the trench and then fill
> in the trench with dirt on top so the sections could not move when pulling
> cables through them, or
> 2) keep the trench unfilled, but the 4 inch conduit sections put together,
> and pull the cables through them without the dirt on top?
> As I see it, once you put the dirt on top, there is no going back, but the
> conduit does not move. On the other hand, conduit without weight on it will
> tend to move as the cables as pulled through, especially when the "last"
> cable is tried.
> Comments from you who have done this.....
> Steve Sala
> Nine Mile Falls, WA
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