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got HDPE? #52992 06/15/05 02:27 AM
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bucketman Offline OP
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Has any one seen or used "High Density Polyethylene Conduit?
I just came acrost it in the code and know nothing more then that.

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Re: got HDPE? #52993 06/15/05 03:11 AM
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No....

I had to google. http://www.polieco.com/eng/prodotti_cavidotti.asp

Funny it looks like drain pipe to me....


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Re: got HDPE? #52994 06/15/05 08:56 AM
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I'll bet you've seen big rolls of it on the back of utility trucks before. Probably blue or red.


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Re: got HDPE? #52995 06/15/05 09:34 AM
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Carlons web site has pdf info

Re: got HDPE? #52996 06/15/05 09:50 AM
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We use it under raised floors in some of our systems we build. While I have not personally worked with it, it seems pretty durable.

Re: got HDPE? #52997 06/15/05 11:17 AM
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353.12 appears to limit the use of HDPE to exterior installations only??


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Re: got HDPE? #52998 06/15/05 12:49 PM
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We used to use it pretty regularly in residential to provide a chase for tv cable and phone cable to be run underground from the street box to the demark for the house. Both the cable co. and the phone co. now insist on a min 1" pvc conduit for the same job.

Re: got HDPE? #52999 06/15/05 12:57 PM
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Please read Charlie's reply again. You cannot use this wiring method at all in the 2002 NEC, and in the 2005 it must be outdoors and concelaed.


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