McGiever wrote:[quote="AA130FIREMAN"]The price for aluminum thhn single is $0.30/ft for 2 gauge, and $0.49/ft for 1/0 gauge, the 1/0 may be my choice, what do you think of the price ???
I don't know the pricing, but did you price XHHW (better known as SE) cable vs. that single THHN?
SE = Service Entrance
Yes, service entrance in 2 gauge aluminum is $0.93/ft , I wil use service entrance inside, but 2 gauge ??? Outside direct bury 2 is $0.88/ft but I like having it in pipe, just don't want water inside the foundation[/quote]
I have never opened an underground conduit that did NOT have water in it, even plastic w/ solvent weld couplings. But you could turn up a 90* bend and then go inside w/ a LB fitting to get around the water getting inside the foundation.
Ironically, the pipe keeps the water in and not out.