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#107295 - 10/19/04 11:10 PM Concrete LB  
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Seems that one of our clients decided to relocate their air compressors (Ingersoll-Rand screw type) and poured a nice, thick concrete pad on the south side of their mill. The 2" conduit LB feeds conveyors just beyond that new pad. I guess that's how they make sure that they don't dig up the conduit with a backhoe?

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#107296 - 10/20/04 07:12 PM Re: Concrete LB  
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Concrete-tight


#107297 - 10/20/04 07:49 PM Re: Concrete LB  
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Yep. I figure it's wire-tight now, too. Although I suppose that as long as we can get a porta-band in there, it's still servicable, right? Anyone know if the code requires that both screws actually be in the removable portion of a cover?


#107298 - 10/20/04 08:49 PM Re: Concrete LB  
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Actually, my concern is that most LB's are made of zinc, or aluminum, neither of which will long withstand being eaten up by the alkali in the concrete. I do not believe that such bodies could ever be listed for such burial.
The LB must be "accessible." As NEC defined, that does not include the use of a jackhammet to reach it.


#107299 - 10/20/04 09:50 PM Re: Concrete LB  
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most LB's are made of zinc, or aluminum

This one is PVC.
On the brighter side, we can cut and glue it indefinitely. [Linked Image])


#107300 - 10/20/04 10:55 PM Re: Concrete LB  
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neither of which will long withstand being eaten up by the alkali in the concrete.


[Linked Image]Thank goodness they used asphalt on this one

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#107301 - 10/21/04 12:32 AM Re: Concrete LB  
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Hmmm... so "LB Paving" a popular practice, I see. I feel so much better now.


#107302 - 10/21/04 05:32 AM Re: Concrete LB  
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Was that a code required "encasement"?


#107303 - 10/21/04 10:47 PM Re: Concrete LB  
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Here, I go through the trouble of writing a brilliant post, and you guys have to spoil it by pointing out a few details (PVC, Asphalt) that let the air out of my balloon....

Don't you just hate it when that happens?



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