I've always cut them about that height, but removed any burs and wouldnt leave the sharp edges like they did. I'll flip a coin if I put a coupling on the end. Some inspector might tag you for not protecting the wires I guess, but to me it would be a stretch, its PVC for goodness sake. Worst case, if you ever get tagged, put a PVC Box connector and then a plastic bushing. Have the PVC bushing protect the wires from the PVC pipe!
But yes, the broken edges in that picture bug me.
Re: Terminating PVC#107264 10/28/0409:20 AM10/28/0409:20 AM
Some inspector might tag you for not protecting the wires I guess, but to me it would be a stretch,
It is not a stretch, a bushing is required for PVC regardless of the conductor size.
ARTICLE 352 Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit: Type RNC
352.46 Bushings. Where a conduit enters a box, fitting, or other enclosure, a bushing or adapter shall be provided to protect the wire from abrasion unless the box, fitting, or enclosure design provides equivalent protection.
Bob Badger Construction & Maintenance Electrician Massachusetts
I always use end bells. It's also common to see people run branch conduits into hand holes by wrapping the whole bundle (riser) with duct tape. Fat chance you will get any kind of bushing on it after its back filled.
I have to say that the code requirement seem superflous; isn't a pvc pipe 'equivalent' in protection to a pvc bushing? Indeed, isn't there mor often sign that the wire insulation abraded the pipe, rather than the reverse? If this is the worst violation found, I'd have to say "good job!"