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#179961 - 08/07/08 11:12 AM Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit
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I wonder why they thought "PVC" wasn't sufficient and had to spell it out "rigid polyvinyl conduit"??? Seems to keep getting more complicated to me instead of simpler:( Plus they're using more ink:) Steve...

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#179969 - 08/07/08 03:09 PM Re: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit [Re: sparkync]
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#179974 - 08/07/08 04:08 PM Re: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit [Re: sparkyinak]
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Steve: Are you referring to whats printed on the side of a stick of conduit? The only reason I could see them printing out " Rigid Polyvinyl-Chloride" is so there is no ifs and or butts about what it is.. Ya never know someone may try to sub "CPVC" for "PVC"..

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#179978 - 08/07/08 05:40 PM Re: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit [Re: Rewired]
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#179985 - 08/07/08 07:31 PM Re: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit [Re: twh]
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Schedule 40 Rigid PVC I notice says for underground and above ground use. Are they still making Schedule 80? I cant seem to find schedule 80 PVC around here.

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#179988 - 08/07/08 10:51 PM Re: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit [Re: drum]
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They should have Sch 80 at the supply house but it isn't going to be at Home Depot
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#179990 - 08/08/08 02:40 AM Re: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit [Re: gfretwell]
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It is aval at my homedepot but not at 1 30 miles away because the ahj don't require it.

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#180045 - 08/10/08 02:18 PM Re: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit [Re: Chris Simms]
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Thanks. The one supply house did not have it either around here. Will check another.

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#180047 - 08/10/08 04:58 PM Re: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit [Re: drum]
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"SCH 80" is another one of those "I can't describe subject to physical damage but I know it when I see it" things. If the AHJ thinks things are subject to damage, suppliers will stock Sch 80.
It usually gets used for a PVC riser coming out of the dirt here. Commercial and certainly any service conductor raceway. Not so much for a 1&2 family outlet out in the garden.
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#180150 - 08/14/08 07:18 PM Re: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride conduit [Re: gfretwell]
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Thanks Greg

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