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#99222 - 07/31/06 04:25 PM Condulet Support  
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Article 314.16.C.2 states that a conduit body "shall be supported in a rigid and secure manner" yet 314.22.E says you can hang a condulet from an EMT pipe run. I don't believe that can be considered a "rigid and secure manner" Ideas welcome


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#99223 - 07/31/06 04:33 PM Re: Condulet Support  
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My Idea is your thinking about it to much. [Linked Image]

If you place EMT supports close to both sides of the conduit body it will be rigidly supported.


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#99224 - 07/31/06 04:54 PM Re: Condulet Support  
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But the code allows up to 3' on either side of the condulet. It's not 12" any more


#99225 - 07/31/06 05:03 PM Re: Condulet Support  
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Yes the code allows 36" but along with the EMT support requirements we must follow 314.16(C)(2).

It is a judgment call as to if 36" is close enough to meet 314.16(C)(2).

I am likely to support both sides of an LB within 12" on smaller EMT, on 4" EMT 36" will normally do fine.

Bob


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#99226 - 07/31/06 05:09 PM Re: Condulet Support  
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I agree! How do you feel about drilling the condulet and mounting it to strut?


#99227 - 07/31/06 05:52 PM Re: Condulet Support  
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Rocha12
I have seen that done, and I asked the magic question......'where does the mfg instructions say that is OK??'

Haven't seen an answer yet.

John

PS: Welcome to the forum; where are you located??

[This message has been edited by HotLine1 (edited 07-31-2006).]


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#99228 - 07/31/06 05:55 PM Re: Condulet Support  
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I'm an electrical inspector at Lawrence Livermore Lab in Livermore CA.
I am also a contractor B & C10


#99229 - 07/31/06 06:07 PM Re: Condulet Support  
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I have drilled a few conduit bodies in some instances where I wanted to add support. Mostly due to the pulling that I would be doing later.


I have also drilled drain holes in conduit bodies.

We are required to 'arrange to drain'.

IMO a small hole in conduit body can do this.

Is it it A-OK with the manufactures?

I doubt they say so publicly.

But come on we drill enclosures all the time for mounting or entering. [Linked Image]


JMO, Bob


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#99230 - 08/01/06 07:50 AM Re: Condulet Support  
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Bob:
I really know what you mean; been there, done that.

John


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#99231 - 08/01/06 12:24 PM Re: Condulet Support  
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I like the idea of rigidly mounting condolets too. I agree it is not necessary but it does give a lot more rigid installation than the one holers when a future user starts doing chin ups from the raceways.


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