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#98314 - 05/26/06 03:48 PM Fittings Underground
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Can you install threadless compression fittings underground for a RMC installation?
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#98315 - 05/26/06 04:31 PM Re: Fittings Underground
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Why not? I've done it before.

Checkout article 344.10 (B) Corrosive Enviroments.

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#98316 - 05/26/06 04:32 PM Re: Fittings Underground
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and 344.42 (A)

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#98317 - 05/27/06 05:07 AM Re: Fittings Underground
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My thinking is - Just because it listed as suitable for a wet location or corrosive environment does not make it suitable for direct burial.
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#98318 - 05/27/06 05:17 AM Re: Fittings Underground
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334.10(B) Corrosion Environments. RMC, elbows, couplings, and fittings shall be permitted to be installed in concrete, in direct contact with the earth, or in areas subject to severe corrosive influences where protected by corrosion protection and judged suitable for the condition.


Is direct burial 'not in direct contact with the earth'?

If not where is the permission to run any RMC or fittings underground?

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#98319 - 05/27/06 07:36 AM Re: Fittings Underground
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You got me Bob. Thanks- one of those mental block thngs I guess

You got your numbers mixed up but I found it.

[This message has been edited by George Little (edited 05-27-2006).]
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