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Old 02-01-2012, 11:46 PM   #31
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Pulling large gauge wires through conduit bodies and conduit around garage door.


If you exit the building wall high above grade and run conduit down the outside wall to your trench a sweep will not work unless you use standoffs.

Is your plan to come down the outside wall ?

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:29 AM   #32
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Can someone show me an example using a conduit sweep to exit a building looks like they will be really hard to use in tight areas.
The pic I posted of sweeps are larger than you will be using, 3" conduit, 36" radius. The point that everyone is trying to make is to use gentle turns as it will be very difficult pulling large wire.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #33
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I understand what everyone is trying to say but even a 24" radius coming out of my building would look terrible and be a trip hazard.

I exit the building with conduit and would have to sweep down 2 feet away from the garage before I can put in my expansion coupling.

My big concern is I have a walkway going between the home and garage. Not much room to work with. Only about three feet.

Would really like to exit the garage as close to grade level as I can and still be able to use my expansion coupling. Making it look a lot better. Trying to please the wife too and she will be helping.

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I did not see that. My apologies.
I did that AFTER your surprised response. No apology needed.
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I understand what everyone is trying to say but even a 24" radius coming out of my building would look terrible and be a trip hazard.

I exit the building with conduit and would have to sweep down 2 feet away from the garage before I can put in my expansion coupling.

My big concern is I have a walkway going between the home and garage. Not much room to work with. Only about three feet.

Would really like to exit the garage as close to grade level as I can and still be able to use my expansion coupling. Making it look a lot better. Trying to please the wife too and she will be helping.
Well, to avoid any confusion, a 24" radius sweep would be buried a little less than 24" deep so it would look like a piece of pipe coming out of the ground right up against the building.
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I did that AFTER your surprised response. No apology needed.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:13 AM   #37
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Well, to avoid any confusion, a 24" radius sweep would be buried a little less than 24" deep so it would look like a piece of pipe coming out of the ground right up against the building.
Problem is getting inside the building cleanly. I can use those just about everywhere but not any way to use them to get into the garage I only have about a foot before the garage door after entering the garage.
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While on the subject of pulling 3 or 4 large service wires thru conduit, How tough is it to finalize the pull/push of the wire through an LB style fitting. . ( .so you can get the cover on .
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With 4/0-4/0-2/0-#2. I am not sure that is even possible.

I have heard of some pulling the wire through the conduit body. Not sure if that is allowed even though people get away with it.
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With 4/0-4/0-2/0-#2. I am not sure that is even possible.

I have heard of some pulling the wire through the conduit body. Not sure if that is allowed even though people get away with it.
Sounds like a good way to skin some wires to me
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Sounds like a good way to skin some wires to me
Yeah I am leaning more towards large junction boxes where the wire goes into both buildings.
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Yeah I am leaning more towards large junction boxes where the wire goes into both buildings.
I your plan to come out the top of your panel sweep 90 over the garage door then sweep 90 down the the inside wall then turn 90 out the wall above grade then sweep 90 down into the trench then sweep 90 horizontal at the bottom of the trench? Sorta like this...
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Im thinking those bottem 2 sweeps going out bottem of garage are going to be a joy!
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That was my plan but I was digging the trench today and looking at it and think it will be easier to continue over the garage door right outside of the garage then down eliminating two 90s.
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That was my plan but I was digging the trench today and looking at it and think it will be easier to continue over the garage door right outside of the garage then down eliminating two 90s.
I was hoping you would say that ... so you are changing to this
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