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Old 02-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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If you have two sizes of pvc conduit, say 2" and 3", can you use a reducer of some sort?
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Yes you just buy a reducing coupling or a bushing. What is the reason for reducing the size?
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If you have two sizes of pvc conduit, say 2" and 3", can you use a reducer of some sort?
I would install a junction box between the two. Using a reducer may cause a problem to fish!
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If you have two sizes of pvc conduit, say 2" and 3", can you use a reducer of some sort?
Then get 3 inch PVC C conduit body and instert 2 to 3 inch reducer on one end so that way you can see and catch the fishtape there.

So that is one of few idea you can try.



Simuair to this photo but get one in 3 inch verison this useally found in electrical supply centre, but big box store it kinda semi long shot so I will say 50/50 they may have it or not.

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Then get 3 inch PVC C conduit body and instert 2 to 3 inch reducer on one end so that way you can see and catch the fishtape there.

So that is one of few idea you can try.



Simuair to this photo but get one in 3 inch verison this useally found in electrical supply centre, but big box store it kinda semi long shot so I will say 50/50 they may have it or not.

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Good call. Most likely will have to go to electric supply because big box stores usually hard to find anything over 2"
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Yes you just buy a reducing coupling or a bushing. What is the reason for reducing the size?
I buy material on craigslist whenever possible. I might pay %20-40 of retail cost but 50 sticks might be 2 inch and 50 sticks might be 3 inch.
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