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Old 02-25-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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This may be a stupid question, but here goes, the Aluminum pull elbows (LL, LB) that are made for RMC. Do they fully maintain the integrity of EMT, interms of it's bond? (meaning with one of the LL's installed it is still a fully functional & legal fault path correct?) (I know it is a metal on metal connection, so I am sure it will be functional, I am wondering more about if it is legit)

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This may be a stupid question, but here goes, the Aluminum pull elbows (LL, LB) that are made for RMC. Do they fully maintain the integrity of EMT, interms of it's bond? (meaning with one of the LL's installed it is still a fully functional & legal fault path correct?) (I know it is a metal on metal connection, so I am sure it will be functional, I am wondering more about if it is legit)

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LL, LR, LB etc, are conduit bodies, and are a different beast than pull elbows, just so you know. But yes, they are as valid a connection as a conduit fault path can be.


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LL, LR, LB etc, are conduit bodies, and are a different beast than pull elbows, just so you know. But yes, they are as valid a connection as a conduit fault path can be.
By what home depot stocks, you'd think everyone uses plastic conduit for everything. They only have LB's in metal, but lots of options in plastic.

I'll check my local hardware store. Otherwise there is a supply house that I can buy from, a couple of the things they have quoted me on have been way more than they should be, so I have bought most stuff retail.

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By what home depot stocks, you'd think everyone uses plastic conduit for everything. They only have LB's in metal, but lots of options in plastic.

I'll check my local hardware store. Otherwise there is a supply house that I can buy from, a couple of the things they have quoted me on have been way more than they should be, so I have bought most stuff retail.

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I'd imagine they are quoting you more because you don't have an account with them or are buying too little so they are probably charging you a handling fee of sorts. As far as maintaining a good solid ground connection, you could always run a ground wire through and attach it at both ends to ensure a solid ground. That's probably what I would do in this situation.
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I'd imagine they are quoting you more because you don't have an account with them or are buying too little so they are probably charging you a handling fee of sorts. As far as maintaining a good solid ground connection, you could always run a ground wire through and attach it at both ends to ensure a solid ground. That's probably what I would do in this situation.
Correct, Four prices. Best price = Contract pricing, second = contractors with acct's, third = people like Jamie, fourth = government agencies (without contract).

I always pull an EGC regardless if metal or plastic conduit.
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