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# What size conduit is needed for a 100 amp service according to the nec?

Updated: 12/10/2022

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Three number three wires can be installed in an inch and one quarter conduit.

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### What size rigid conduit for 400 amp service?

4 inch rigid conduit

### What size conduit for 400amps?

The sizing of conduit systems that wire has to be pulled into is dependant on the physical size of the conductor being drawn into the conduit. The second governing factor is the conductor count of the specific conductor that is needed. A 500 MCM copper conductor with an insulation factor of 90 degrees C is rated at 430 amps. This is where the conductor count is need by the service, as to whether the service is single or three phase. In this specific case, the electrical code will allow both single and three phase installations to use the same size conduit. A maximum total of four 500 MCM conductors can be drawn into a 78 mm diameter conduit.

### When paralleling a service must the sets of conductors be in separate conduits or can they be in the same conduit?

They can be either separated or combined. What governs the choice is the size of the service and the conductors feeding the service and the ability to physically connect metering equipment to larger size conduits. When paralleling conduits make sure all the phase wires are in their individual conduits to cancel the field effect of the wires. Eg. conduit 1 - L1 + L2 + N , conduit 2 - L1 + L2 + N. Likewise with three phase, conduit 1 - L1, L2, L3, conduit 2 L1, L2, L3.

### When do you derate wires in conduit I know the code says more than 3 current carrying conductors but is there a length of conduit run when you should start to derate?

There are two things here to keep in mind. If you are trying to add more conductors to an existing conduit run use the cross sectional area of the conduit to see if more wires can be fitted. The second thing that's relates to length is the voltage drop at the load. To size the conduit work backwards from the load amperage to size the wires. If a long distance is involved a voltage drop calculation will be needed. Then select the conduit size to accommodate the wires recommended for that load amperage. The length of conduit run is not brought into the equation on de rating wire size it is always about keeping the voltage up at the load end of the run by increasing the wire size and selecting the proper conduit size for that wire.

### What size conductors are needed for 800 amp service?

500

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### What size conduit for 400 amp service?

4 inch rigid conduit

### What size rigid conduit for 400 amp service?

4 inch rigid conduit

### What size conduit is needed for wiring in Indian houses?

The size of conduit is based on the size of the wires in it. The size of the wires depends on the load connected in the house. Without these other two values an answer can not be given.

### What size conduit for 400amps?

The sizing of conduit systems that wire has to be pulled into is dependant on the physical size of the conductor being drawn into the conduit. The second governing factor is the conductor count of the specific conductor that is needed. A 500 MCM copper conductor with an insulation factor of 90 degrees C is rated at 430 amps. This is where the conductor count is need by the service, as to whether the service is single or three phase. In this specific case, the electrical code will allow both single and three phase installations to use the same size conduit. A maximum total of four 500 MCM conductors can be drawn into a 78 mm diameter conduit.

### Is it legal to support a conduit from another conduit of the same size?

No, the conduit has to be supported individually from a supportive structure. The spacing of the strapping is related to the size of the conduit.

### When paralleling a service must the sets of conductors be in separate conduits or can they be in the same conduit?

They can be either separated or combined. What governs the choice is the size of the service and the conductors feeding the service and the ability to physically connect metering equipment to larger size conduits. When paralleling conduits make sure all the phase wires are in their individual conduits to cancel the field effect of the wires. Eg. conduit 1 - L1 + L2 + N , conduit 2 - L1 + L2 + N. Likewise with three phase, conduit 1 - L1, L2, L3, conduit 2 L1, L2, L3.

### What size aluminum wire for a 220v 200a service in conduit undrreground at 180 ft?

250 MCM aluminum minimum

### When do you derate wires in conduit I know the code says more than 3 current carrying conductors but is there a length of conduit run when you should start to derate?

There are two things here to keep in mind. If you are trying to add more conductors to an existing conduit run use the cross sectional area of the conduit to see if more wires can be fitted. The second thing that's relates to length is the voltage drop at the load. To size the conduit work backwards from the load amperage to size the wires. If a long distance is involved a voltage drop calculation will be needed. Then select the conduit size to accommodate the wires recommended for that load amperage. The length of conduit run is not brought into the equation on de rating wire size it is always about keeping the voltage up at the load end of the run by increasing the wire size and selecting the proper conduit size for that wire.

### What is the actual hole size for 1 inch conduit?

Actual hole size for 1 inch conduit is 1.362"

### What size conduit for 200 amp service?

50 mm or 2 inch will handle the 3/0 wires for a 200 amp service.

500

### What type of conduit is used in mast electrical service?

It depends on the size of the service to be installed. For a 200 amps service, a free standing mast is 2 inch rigid steel galvanized pipe and schedule 40 in strength.