What is a swedge coupling - Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Electrician Talk - Professional Electrical Contractors Forum > Electrical Forum > General Electrical Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-20-2013, 09:01 AM   #1
Never Used Scotchkote
 
JoeKP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,811
Rewards Points: 2,032
Default What is a swedge coupling

Stole the pic from sparky970

I have seen these a few times but thought they were just a different design for a regular coupling. Do they have some special purpose?
Attached Thumbnails
What is a swedge coupling-image-1966130465.jpg  
__________________
Don't believe me? too bad....
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JoeKP is offline   Reply With Quote
Join Contractor Talk

Join the #1 Electrician Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

ElectricianTalk.com - Are you a Professional Electrical Contractor? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's the leading place for electricians to meet online. No homeowners asking DIY questions. Just fellow tradesmen who enjoy talking about their business, their trade, and anything else that comes up. No matter what your specialty is you'll find that ElectricianTalk.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join ElectricianTalk.com - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ElectricianTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-20-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
360max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 11,434
Rewards Points: 1,234
Default

isn't it a reducer coupling?


edit: just saw that they have 2"in- 2"out, so they are also made to not reduce. Good question!

Last edited by 360max; 08-20-2013 at 09:55 AM.
360max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
Never Used Scotchkote
 
JoeKP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,811
Rewards Points: 2,032
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 360max
isn't it a reducer coupling?

edit: just saw that they have 2"in- 2"out, so they are also made to not reduce. Good question!
I've seen them only as same size to same size.
__________________
Don't believe me? too bad....
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JoeKP is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-20-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
Moderator
 
John Valdes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 16,084
Rewards Points: 874
Default

Good question Joe. I do not know what they are for either.
John Valdes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 123
Rewards Points: 185
Default

More for changing type of conduit like fiberglass which has a greater ID then the internal ridge makes a smooth transition.
EC2253 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 02:54 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
360max's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 11,434
Rewards Points: 1,234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EC2253 View Post
More for changing type of conduit like fiberglass which has a greater ID then the internal ridge makes a smooth transition.
that makes sense
360max is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 04:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 596
Rewards Points: 546
Default

Is that what call a "Swedgie"?
Spunk#7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
220/221's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,750
Rewards Points: 4,274
Default

Maybe that ridge in the middle is designed to fill the apace between the conduits so the wire/fish won't get hung up?
220/221 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #9
ANY MONKEY CAN RUN!
 
piperunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: florida
Posts: 1,769
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Well the center is because its a reducer coupling we use them when we tunnel bore across a street it connects 5 inch to 6 inch or 5 inch to a 4 inch its just for PVC conduit 40 80 it also is a style type of coupling with longer bells ends then standard better and comes in any size even same sizes .
We use slip ons for tuff ducts coming in two directions there great also when you in a jam or like to make life easyer .
__________________
ONE TIME ONE LINE

Last edited by piperunner; 08-20-2013 at 07:17 PM.
piperunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 386
Rewards Points: 262
Default

Swedge couplings generally have a longer body on them. PGE out here in CA. Requires them on all PVC installs because you get more contact with the pipe and lessens the likelihood of the pipe pulling apart.

It's basically an oversized coupling. Instead of the 2" of bite a standard coupling gives a swedge coupling gives anywhere from 3-4" of bite on the pipe.
qckrun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Threadless Coupling Option Chris1971 Residential Electrical Forum 17 11-08-2012 09:38 AM
coupling capacitor? JS_Electric General Electrical Discussion 3 09-20-2012 12:32 PM
Threadless coupling/connector Gamit General Electrical Discussion 2 07-01-2011 04:40 PM
New type of rigid coupling Mulder Code Violation Discussion 22 04-06-2011 08:12 AM
Ever seen a $100 two inch coupling? Chris Kennedy Off Topic (Non Trade) 17 02-12-2011 12:27 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PaintTalk.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com