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Old 09-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #21
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I sent a guy out last week to pick up two 2-1/2" malleable LBs. We were going to pull three 350s + ground. LBs came with "4/0 MAXIMUM" molded into the wall of the LBs. Sent him back and installed two sweeps instead.
I'm pretty sure that there is a maximum conductor size on PVC LBs also.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:54 PM   #22
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they have it your just to cheap to buy it.
I have never had any luck using those...the rollers just pop out when you put much pressure on them.

There was a brand (maybe Efcor) that came with a rounded piece of metal with slots that kind of snapped into the end of the fitting giving you a smooth round surface to pull over. Those worked good for me.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #23
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Yesterday I had to get 4/0 AL through a 2" PVC LB.. no fun...

It would be great if some manufacture came up with something like a shoe horn to make the conductors "slide" through easier..

Anyone ever come across such a labor saving devise??
I have, its called a 2 1/2" LB
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #24
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I sent a guy out last week to pick up two 2-1/2" malleable LBs. We were going to pull three 350s + ground. LBs came with "4/0 MAXIMUM" molded into the wall of the LBs. Sent him back and installed two sweeps instead.
I'm pretty sure that there is a maximum conductor size on PVC LBs also.
I'm getting ready to pull a couple parallel runs of 4-350's and a 1/0. I'm using a 4" Form 35 LB for each run. Fortunately, it came with the rollers inside! These ones stated 3-500's max, close enough for me.
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I have never had any luck using those...the rollers just pop out when you put much pressure on them.

There was a brand (maybe Efcor) that came with a rounded piece of metal with slots that kind of snapped into the end of the fitting giving you a smooth round surface to pull over. Those worked good for me.
Is Efcor still around? Did read that Bridgeport owns the rights to Efcor & Regal Fittings also.

Edit: Hubbell owns Efcor, no mention of the brand being marketed on their website.

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Old 09-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #27
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Had to form some wires.



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Old 09-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #28
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I'm not understanding this thread at all.

(3) X 4/0 al is extremely common to put thru a 2" PVC LB is services.
The thread is about a product to make the job easier... idea is never work harder than you have to.....

If tool makes the job easier.. you buy it..
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I'm not understanding this thread at all.

(3) X 4/0 al is extremely common to put thru a 2" PVC LB is services.
if you want to provide an NEC compliant installation, you need to follow the rules.

Here is a link to carlon's own information on their LB's. Read it and weep:

http://www.carlonsales.com/techinfo/...y_Wirefill.pdf
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I'm not liking you very much anymore.

If I followed those stupid NEC rules I wouldn't be able to instal a PVC riser out of a meter hub either.

In reality, there are a billion services with 3 X 4/0 running thru a 2" PVC LB. And it's fine. Code is for gay people.
as if anyone didn't know where you would stand. hello again cletis.
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as if anyone didn't know where you would stand. hello again cletis.
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I'm not cletis you gaytard.
Yeah, everyone knows he's Hackwork.
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cletis, hackwork, what's the dif?
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I'm not liking you very much anymore.

If I followed those stupid NEC rules I wouldn't be able to instal a PVC riser out of a meter hub either.

In reality, there are a billion services with 3 X 4/0 running thru a 2" PVC LB. And it's fine. Code is for gay people.
I know of a few services that have 4/0 set installed in 2" LBs.
Pretty sure that needed a bit of coaxing.
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I've had the chance to use the RackATiers LB shoe horn 3 separate times over the last couple weeks. I'm not a big fan.

In all 3 situations I was pushing 4/0 Al thru 2" pipe and LB.

It worked ok to guide the wire out of the LB when pushing down from the meter. But when trying to push the loop into the LB going into the house and down thru a 90, the shoe horn wouldn't stay in position. It kept moving and made the process hard. I tried and gave up in all 3 installations.
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Ive heard its easier to use an LR or LL instead. I havent tried it but ive had guys swear by it.
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Yeah, I mean, wtf?
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Ive heard its easier to use an LR or LL instead. I havent tried it but ive had guys swear by it.
those things suck nutz
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Ll and lr bodies should be avoided like the plage if you are near pulling max conductor through it.
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