Here is the situation: I’m moving my service to a new part of the house. The feeder lines will drape over about 20′ of my roofline now, so I want to keep them as far away from the roof deck as possible. According to the electric company, I can have my weather head 9′ above the roof line if I use 2.5″ or 3″ heavy conduit. I would place the counduit where and interior wall meets the exterior wall, so it is supported in axis.
Under the roofline, I start running into problems. The wall where the service will be located is only 7′ tall. That means I might have 12″ of solid tube to bolt to the stud walls before it branches off into the breaker panel. I’d like to have a longer, more secure surface to secure this 10′ pole to. I was thinking the most secure way would be to weld 1.5″ angled steel to make a flat surfaced half of the tube. This would extend down to the sill plate and be bolted to the exterior wall and interior wall studs.
The grey is the round counduit tube, the black is the angle steel support. My question, can conduit be welded for this reason – or must all support be screwed or clamped on?
Rebuilding my home in Cypress, CA
Also a CRX fanatic!
Edited 10/18/2006 12:57 pm ET by xxPaulCPxx
Edited 10/18/2006 12:58 pm ET by xxPaulCPxx