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#94209 - 07/18/05 02:11 PM pipe fill  
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will a 6-3 romex fit in a 3/4" pvc?
not sure how to calculate the 53% single conductor.

thanx,
h2o


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#94210 - 07/18/05 04:19 PM Re: pipe fill  
George  Offline
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I believe for Southern Wire Corp the diameter is .683".


#94211 - 07/18/05 04:47 PM Re: pipe fill  
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Take the largest diameter across the cable. Calculate the cross section area is if the cable were round with this diameter. (PI*D^2)/4

Divide this by the internal area of the conduit. If the answer is less than 0.53, you are good to go.

-Jon


#94212 - 07/18/05 08:09 PM Re: pipe fill  
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Looks like you need to go to 1"

assuming .683 diameter:

Area = Pi*r^2 = 3.14*.3415^2 = .366
assuming sched 40 PVC:
max allowable 53% fill area for 3/4" is .269 (too small)
max allowable 53% fill area for 1" is
.441 (that'll work)


#94213 - 07/19/05 02:04 AM Re: pipe fill  
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thanx guys....

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