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Do it yourself PVC #113704
09/20/02 11:40 PM
09/20/02 11:40 PM
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Forwarded by Joe Tedesco:

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Found this home made PVC condulet on a communications building in the California Desert. Why buy what you need when you can make it!

-Bob H.

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Re: Do it yourself PVC #113705
09/23/02 01:35 AM
09/23/02 01:35 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
Just a tad confused, here,what is a condulet?, I have never seen a conduit fitting like this before, but I could see where it could come in handy.

Re: Do it yourself PVC #113706
09/23/02 03:58 AM
09/23/02 03:58 AM
nesparky  Offline
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 642
A condulet is a fitting used for various purposes usually to change direction of a conduit run. They allow conduit to run closer to a building and to get into places the a bent 90 degree elbow just would not fit. There are various types of conulets. They are not made to be drilled for a conduit entry. They are supposed to have conduit enter them only at the factory made inlets.

Re: Do it yourself PVC #113707
09/23/02 10:01 AM
09/23/02 10:01 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,890
To add a bit..

One of it's main purposes is to allow access or add pull points to a closed conduit system. The face cover is removable.


Re: Do it yourself PVC #113708
09/23/02 10:37 AM
09/23/02 10:37 AM
Trainwire  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 360
I am not completely convinced that this is homemade. The fillet between the pipe connector and the body of the condolet, is too smooth and even to be field made, the block on the end hole, is perfectly aligned with the body of the condulet, like the factory put it there. Take the cover off, and see if there are threads inside where the pipe comes in.


Re: Do it yourself PVC #113709
09/23/02 10:46 AM
09/23/02 10:46 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,890
I agree. It looks too good to be home-made.

Re: Do it yourself PVC #113710
09/23/02 10:54 AM
09/23/02 10:54 AM
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
ALthough it does look good, the ridges on the "field installed" hub tell me it is a male adaptor (connector).

Re: Do it yourself PVC #113711
09/23/02 06:06 PM
09/23/02 06:06 PM
sparky66wv  Offline
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,236
West Virginia
Yup, good eye, Redsy... (Uh, now that you mention it)

Man, you do notice detail!

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Re: Do it yourself PVC #113712
09/23/02 08:08 PM
09/23/02 08:08 PM
AVCBOB1  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 2
Burbank, CA
Although I am sure it was a field mod, next time I'm at the site I'll take a look inside.

Bob H
Re: Do it yourself PVC #113713
09/24/02 09:47 PM
09/24/02 09:47 PM
Mike_Riverside  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 33
looks like the heads on the screws are cut off...

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