Bringing in underground wire

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  1. May 18, 2010 #1

    reprosser

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    I have an underground 12-2 cable that feeds the well from a temporary pole. The pole will be removed soon, so I need to bring the cable into the service panel. This cable is not in a conduit.

    I can drill a hole thru the wall* and run a conduit from xx inches below ground level to a 90 degree elbow and thru the hole. Maybe a weather proof box outside? A box inside?

    What is the usual way to bring an underground cable inside?

    I already have a weather proof box with GFCI outlets in the vicinity, but I don't think there is enough room to bring the well cable into and thru the GFCI box to the panel inside.

    *This is a pole building with sheet metal walls.

    See this thread for building wall photo:
    http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f32/additional-weight-truss-9182/

    thanks
    rick
     
  2. May 19, 2010 #2

    ohmy

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    I like to 90 up outside and enter the building above grade. This reduces the risk of leaks in the future. Use a junction box or LB.
     

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