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Hi, I'm running the electrical pvc with the gray pipes: http://thd.co/13Zv8Rg . When I'm trying to look for 90 degree fitting I only found this long ones: http://thd.co/SrY29V . I can't find a short one to be able to do it on my tights corner. Any help?
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there is a reason why the conduit curves are sweeping. The tighter the turn the more resistance when pulling a cable. If you have two tight curves on a single run. the cable literally won't budge. Can you can re-evaluate your paths?

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You need to use an ell to make a sharp 90degree turn. The ell has a removable cover where you pull the wires out and then go back in. They do make very small ells just for making turns.

Here's one at Lowes:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_193803-223-E990DRL_0__?productId=3128045&Ntt=PVC+Conduit+1-1%2F2-30D-SCH-40-COND-ELL

But as posted above, you can't pull through these. You must be able to get to it to remove the cover and snake the wires through. IOW, don't bury it in a wall and expect to pull the wires later.

Also if it matters, most electrical codes do not allow these to be inaccessible.

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Hi, I'm running the electrical pvc with the gray pipes: http://thd.co/13Zv8Rg . When I'm trying to look for 90 degree fitting I only found this long ones: http://thd.co/SrY29V . I can't find a short one to be able to do it on my tights corner. Any help?

The cheap and easy way around this problem is to go over to the plumbing department at the BIG ORANGE and find the WHITE plastic pipe fitting that will do what you want. I have done this several times but do caution you, as BIG did, about making your turns too sharp and/or kinking your wires. I have only done this with low voltage wiring and am not sure if you were to run 110 or 220 with the plumbing fittings that it would pass inspection.

BTW, I find the solution to BIG"S stuck wires in the conduct problem is "Ideal's" yellow wire pulling lubricant. This is also available at the the BIG ORANGE.
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I found a way, I just choose another path. Thanks for your info.
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The cheap and easy way around this problem is to go over to the plumbing department at the BIG ORANGE and find the WHITE plastic pipe fitting that will do what you want. I have done this several times but do caution you, as BIG did, about making your turns too sharp and/or kinking your wires. I have only done this with low voltage wiring and am not sure if you were to run 110 or 220 with the plumbing fittings that it would pass inspection.

BTW, I find the solution to BIG"S stuck wires in the conduct problem is "Ideal's" yellow wire pulling lubricant. This is also available at the the BIG ORANGE.

You might get away with that pulling a cat 5 wire through 2in conduit but it's asking for trouble. And yes, using plumbing fittings in electrical work will not pass most codes. Plumbing is schedule 40 and electrical is schedule 80.

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The most important question is why the conduit?

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