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#201369 - 05/29/11 08:03 PM LB Fittings
MJ2000 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/05
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Loc: Toronto, ON
Hi,
Is it allowed to make joints in LB fittings?

MJ

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#201372 - 05/29/11 08:25 PM Re: LB Fittings [Re: MJ2000]
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1228
Loc: kamloops BC Canada
I could be wrong,but I think as long as it meets the cu in box fill requirement It may be allowed.I would never splice service conductors though.
between meter and service disconnect that is. smile

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#201374 - 05/29/11 08:40 PM Re: LB Fittings [Re: MJ2000]
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Registered: 07/28/05
Posts: 183
Loc: Vancouver, BC
I think it is something to be avoided. There is no provision for bonding in an LB, it is difficult to maintain 150mm of conductors for splicing, and some may consider an LB to be a raceway, and we know joints are not permitted within raceways.That being said I dont think there is a rule that specifically prohibits splicing in an LB.

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#201414 - 05/31/11 04:24 PM Re: LB Fittings [Re: MJ2000]
mikesh Offline
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Registered: 06/07/06
Posts: 614
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If the conduit body has a cubic inch area marked on it then you can splice in it according to 12-3034

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#201443 - 06/01/11 09:22 AM Re: LB Fittings [Re: mikesh]
jay8 Offline
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My reading of 12-3034 is that it refers to boxes, whereas an LB would be considered a fitting - so should 12-3034 apply?

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#201449 - 06/01/11 04:26 PM Re: LB Fittings [Re: MJ2000]
HotLine1 Offline

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Just a little insight from the NEC Standpoint:

314.16 (c) 2011 NEC

(2) With Splices, Taps, or Devices. Only those conduit
bodies that are durably and legibly marked by the manufacturer
with their volume shall be permitted to contain
splices, taps, or devices. The maximum number of conductors
shall be calculated in accordance with 314.16(B). Conduit
bodies shall be supported in a rigid and secure manner.

IMHO, splicing within an LB, LL, LR, C, T, etc. is not a respected trade practice, and not often seen.
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