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#37458 - 04/28/04 04:02 PM Fibreglass Conduit
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Registered: 04/27/04
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Loc: Grand Rapids MI USA
I see a newer product our, Fibreglass conduit. I was wondering if anyone has used it and what do youthink of it. I am wiring up a salt building for a road commission in Michigan and it seems a good application. What do other think
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#37459 - 04/30/04 10:09 AM Re: Fibreglass Conduit
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Nick,
I personally had never even seen this until coming across an ad in EC&M Magazine. It seems to be pretty tolerant stuff from how they advertise it.. (Superior corrosion resistance is noted) so it looks like this might be a good wireway method for this enviroment.. Here's a link to the manufacturer I's referring to: http://www.championfiberglass.com/home.html

Good Luck with your project
~Randy

PS... Welcome to ECN!

[This message has been edited by Lostazhell (edited 04-30-2004).]

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#37460 - 05/01/04 01:20 PM Re: Fibreglass Conduit
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Thanks

That is where I saw the add in the EC&M Mag. I have got pricing and down loaded info on it but am still wondering if anyone has used it and what they thought of it

Nick

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#37461 - 05/01/04 03:00 PM Re: Fibreglass Conduit
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I've used fiberlass pipe in underground lines used for gasoline. You can't bend it so they must sell sweeps. I notice the install part of the web page isn't up. I'd be curious as to how you connect it. The glue for gas piping is quite toxic and I wouldn't want to be in a closed area doing the glueing. I can't see how you'd do an offset bend either??. Very light to work with but not tough in impact so anywhere it was subject to abuse might be questionable also.

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#37462 - 05/01/04 03:24 PM Re: Fibreglass Conduit
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According to the catalog on the website, the stuff is bendable using a standard PVC "hotbox", but they recommend purchasing the factory sweeps whenever possible. The glue is a 2-part epoxy.

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#37463 - 05/01/04 03:53 PM Re: Fibreglass Conduit
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Interesting that you can bend it by heating it. Maybe its alot different in its makeup but the stuff we used was spiral wound and didn't seem like you could bend it by heating or at least at temps that wouldn't ruin it. I'd like to see it in the field. I have no doubt it would be good in corrosive areas.

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