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Gac66610 said:
You'll need to point me to the article, I can't seem to find it. :)
There's nothing in the codebook that says "muffler pipe benders bend too tight" its common knowledge for tradespeople that the bend radius on the shoe is too small.
 
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Will anyone else comment on advantage of 3/0 over 2/0?
There is 0 (zero) advantage to pulling 3/0's. In fact, 3 3/0's fit just fine in an 1 1/2" conduit.
 

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Thanks everyone for all the replies.

The only reason I was persistent about the 3/0 wire is that the inspector said that "2/0 is code and just fine but builders around here usually use 3/0..."

I figured there had to be a reason since it costs extra $.
 

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There's nothing in the codebook that says "muffler pipe benders bend too tight" its common knowledge for tradespeople that the bend radius on the shoe is too small.
Thanks Andrew :thumbup:

I should have phrased my response different. A muffler shop bender would be fine as long as the radius meets NEC requirements. Additionally, welding is not an acceptable means of connecting RMC.
 
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