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Old 05-06-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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I am encountering an issue with angled 2" PVC that has been cut not fitting in othe 2" PVC connectors, at all. It seems to be off by about a 1/16th of an inch but that is enough for it not to work. what can I do to get this to fit?

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I beleive there is two types of PVC. I think DB2(may be wrong name) is used for underground and is a different thickness then what you would use above ground. There is a size difference between these two and what is happening to you has happened to me before. Once I got the proper fittings it all worked out.

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If you are talking about factory fittings such as 90's and 45's, if you cut them back too far they will not fit into fittings properly.
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Is all your PVC gray electrical rated? I have never had this happen to me. I have been doing this work for 32 years.
You are doing something wrong. I have never met an electrical conduit that would not fit into electrical couplings, connectors of the same size and type. It is possible you got some bad conduit but I seriously doubt it. I think you have the wrong types mixed up or you have the wrong size. Electrical PVC pipe comes in lengths of 10'. No longer. And it will be marked for size and type. All pre-manufactured bends are marked along with couplings and connectors.

brric is on to something here. You should not cut pre-manufactured bends.

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I have had bad fittings before. Both the couplings, and bad "factory" 90 elbows.

Had a bad batch of pipe once as well. The pipe was smaller than it should have been, and nothing would stay in the fittings. Loose, and fall out
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I beleive there is two types of PVC. I think DB2(may be wrong name) is used for underground and is a different thickness then what you would use above ground. There is a size difference between these two and what is happening to you has happened to me before. Once I got the proper fittings it all worked out.
There are schedules 40 and 80. While schedule 80 is a much thicker conduit, the extra thickness is on the inside, and the outer diameter is the same as the schedule 40. They both will fit into the same fittings.
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Okay i stand corrected I have only used the stuff a handful of times.

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