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Direct Buried Underground Cable Ducts

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Direct Buried Underground Cable Ducts

    NL Master Specification Guide

    for Public Funded Building

    Re-issued 2009/10/01 Section 33 65 76 Direct Buried Underground Cable Ducts Page 1 of 3

PART 1 GENERAL

    1.1 RELATED SECTIONS

    .1 Section 01 33 00 - Submittal Procedures.

    .2 Section 01 74 21 Construction/Demolition Waste Management and Disposal.

    .3 Section 26 05 00 Common Work Results - Electrical.

    .4 Section 31 23 33.01 Excavating, Trenching and Backfilling.

    .5 Section 33 65 73 Concrete Encased Duct Banks and Manholes.

    1.2 REFERENCES

    .1 Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

    .1 CSA C22.2 No. 211.1, Rigid Types EBI and DB2/ES2 PVC Conduit.

    .2 CSA C22.2 No. 211.3, Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit RTRC and

    Fittings (Bi-national standard, with UL 1684).

    1.3 SUBMITTALS

    .1 Submit WHMIS MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheets acceptable to Labour Canada, and

    Health and Welfare Canada for solvent cement. Indicate VOC content.

    .2 Submit manufacturer’s data and certification at least 2 weeks prior to commencing work.

    .3 Submit manufacturer’s information data sheets and instructions.

    1.4 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING

    .1 Deliver, store and Handle materials in accordance with Section 01 61 00 Common Product

    Requirements.

    1.5 RECORD DRAWINGS

    .1 Provide record drawings, including details of pipe and cable duct materials, maintenance and

    operating instructions.

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    for Public Funded Building

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PART 2 PRODUCTS

    2.1 PVC DUCTS AND FITTINGS

    .1 Rigid PVC duct: to CSA C22.2 No. 211.1, type rigid PVC for direct burial with minimum

    wall thickness at any point of 2.8 mm. Nominal length: 3.0 m plus or minus 12 mm. Type

    DB2 (thinwall) PVC conduits unacceptable.

    .2 Rigid PVC split ducts as required.

    .3 Rigid PVC bends, couplings, reducers, bell end fittings, plugs, caps, adaptors same product

    material as duct, to make complete installation.

    oo.4 Rigid PVC 90 and 45 bends as required.

    o.5 Rigid PVC 5 angle couplings as required.

    .6 Expansion joints as required.

    .7 Preformed, interlocking intermediate duct spacers for duct size as indicated.

    .8 Use epoxy coated galvanized steel conduit for sections extending above finished grade. 2.2 SOLVENT WELD COMPOUND

    .1 Solvent cement for PVC duct joints.

    2.3 FRE CONDUITS AND FITTINGS

    .1 FRE conduits to CSA C22.2 No. 211.3.

    .2 Conduits to be composed of glass filaments encapsulated in an epoxy matrix. Each conduit

    to have an integral expanded coupling with urethane gasket for sealing. No threads or

    adhesives to be used for assembling joints.

    .3 Conduit to be suitable for continuous operation from -40? C to +100? C without change in

    mechanical properties.

    .4 FRE 90? Bends, 5? Bends, couplings, adaptors caps, etc to make complete installation as

    indicated on drawings.

    2.4 CABLE PULLING EQUIPMENT

    .1 Use 6 mm stranded nylon pull rope tensile strength 5 kN.

    2.5 MARKERS

    .1 Concrete type cable markers: as indicated, with words: "Cable", "Joint" or "Conduit"

    impressed in top surface, with arrows to indicate change in direction of duct runs.

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    .2 150 mm wide, 4 mil, polyethylene marker tape in all trenches. Use red colored tape. Install at

    depth as per drawings.

    PART 3 EXECUTION

    3.1 INSTALLATION

    .1 Install duct in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

    .2 Clean inside of ducts before laying.

    .3 Ensure full, even support every 1.5 m throughout duct length.

    .4 Slope ducts with 1 to 400 minimum slope.

    .5 During construction, cap ends of ducts to prevent entrance of foreign materials.

    .6 Pull through each duct wooden mandrel not less than 300 mm long and of diameter 6 mm less

    than internal diameter of duct, followed by stiff bristle brush to remove sand, earth and other

    foreign matter. Pull stiff bristle brush through each duct immediately before pulling-in

    cables.

    .7 In each duct install pull rope continuous throughout each duct run with 3 m spare rope at

    each end.

    .8 Install markers as required.

    END OF SECTION

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