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Electric service feed up foundation

Discussion in 'Residential Foundation Codes' started by Jdz, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Jdz

    Jdz Member

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    i am trying to figure out the best way to keep the outside of a building clean and thought about running the electrical service feed up the foundation, keeping it in the wall, using a flush mount meter base. I cannot find any requirements for the thickness of the foundation if I do this and I was wondering if there are any requirements.
     
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    welcome!!!!
     
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    Not into electrical, put you might just check with your electrical utility provider first,

    To see if they allow it,

    Give the thread a day or two for replies
     
  4. Jdz

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    They allow it, they have drawings for it on their website. There just aren’t any numbers for foundation thickness or anything like that. I figure that will have more to do with building codes.
     
  5. Mark K

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    Make the foundation wider to offset the notch or hole resulting from the introduction of the conduit.
     
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    Jdz,

    Also, Welcome to The Building Codes Forum !

    Can you post a Link of those drawings, or provide the
    name of the company and maybe we can research
    their technical specs. for you ?

    Thanks !

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    8" block would have large enough cores to run the conduit in the block. The masons will grumble, but they can lift the blocks over the conduit to lay them.
     
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    Jdz,

    I recommend that you contact the Bldg. Official
    in the area where the residence will be constructed.
    They "should" be able to provide you with the minimum
    foundation thickness required for a residential foundation.

    Is the horizontal foundation what you are concerned with,
    or the footings, both or something else ?......What is the
    applicable Code & edition you are using ?

    If you were referring to a section of plumbing piping
    passing thru a foundation wall, then you might want to
    look at Section P2603.4, in the `15 IRC as a reference.


    @ ~ @
     
  10. Jdz

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    I plan on using poured concrete for the foundation, I am not a fan of stacking blocks for a foundation. Since the footings need to be 2” wider that the foundation wall, I need to know how thick to set the forms. I really don’t want to pour a 10” foundation if I can put it in a 6” foundation wall. I also don’t want the foundation cracking on me. IBC 2015 fyi
     
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    I think I am just going to add the 3.5” to the wall and play it safe
     
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    Normal concrete coverage for anything embedded is normally 2", the absolute minimum is 1.5"
     

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