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Old LB Style #152557
08/02/05 11:39 AM
08/02/05 11:39 AM
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A recent thread asked about splicing in LB's, and other conduit bodies.

Here is a pic of an old-style LB. Please note that the cover is ceramic, and has two holes in it....you can actually see the wires within.

Such an open (or non-weathertight) construction might be the source of the "don't splice here" trade practice.

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Re: Old LB Style #152558
08/02/05 12:51 PM
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Wouldn't those holes be intended for threading wires through? For a transition between a conduit system and K+T?

Re: Old LB Style #152559
08/02/05 06:14 PM
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Actually, NJ, you're probably not far off; there was a conduit body that had a threaded hub in the center of the back (not a "Tee") that was used where today a 'weatherhead' is used at the service entrance. The covers, naturally, also came in a 3-hole variety.

Re: Old LB Style #152560
08/03/05 11:35 PM
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I actually salvaged one of those weather heads last week. I will post a pic of it soon.


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