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Old 03-04-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Just installed an "electric eye" control for my landscape lighting. Ran PVC conduit up the outside wall, installed a LB fitting, a female adapter. Screwed the electric eye into the female adapter and use the LB as a junction box. Is this a code legitimate method?

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no- however if it is listed with a cubit inches and you don't exceed that listing then there is an exception in the code that you can use to do just that.

A jbox would have been better JMO

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Most case no unless it is stamped cubic inches inside the LB fitting otherwise use the bellbox { WP box } that is the other option it meet the codes.

IIRC most of the half inch LB are not useally stamped Cubic inches at all they start stamp the size when you get 3/4 inch or larger so one trick is use one size larger LB or CC fittign with reducing bushing that I have done few time.

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It was 3/4 " conduit and LB that I used as that is what I had. Did not notice if the cu. in. was listed but I will check.
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