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What is a conduit body or condulet?
Thursday, July 12, 2018
A conduit body is a fitting that is usually a box or pipe shape that is used to connect sections of conduit. It has a removable cover plate to provide access to make it easier to pull electrical cables or wires around corners. They come in an “L” shape (Ells) with a 90º elbow between the inlet and outlet, a “T” shape (Tees) with two outlets that are perpendicular to the inlet, and a “C” style (Cees) for pulling conductors in long, straight runs. An “L” version is shown above. A conduit body cannot be used for wire splices unless it is rated for that use.
A conduit body is often referred to as a “condulet” in the electrical trades, which is a name trademarked by the Crouse-Hinds Corporation for their original line of conduit bodies, and it has become synonymous with the product.
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• What is the maximum spacing requirement for securing NM-cable (nonmetallic-sheathed cable)?
• Is it alright to just put wire nuts on the end of unused or abandoned NM-cable or wiring?
• What causes copper wires to turn green or black in an electric panel?
• What are typical aluminum service entrance wire/cable sizes for the electrical service to a house?
• Why is it unsafe to bond neutral and ground wiring at subpanels?
• Should I get a lightning rod system to protect my house?
• Why is a strain relief clamp necessary for the cord connection to some electric appliances?
• Does a wire nut connection need to be wrapped with electrical tape?
• What is the minimum clearance of overhead electric service drop wires above a house roof?
• What are the requirements for NM-cables entering an electric panel box?
• What is the color code for NM cable (Romex®) sheathing?
• Why is undersize electric wiring in a house dangerous?
• What causes flickering or blinking lights in a house?
• Why are old electrical components not always "grandfathered" as acceptable by home inspectors?
• How can I find out the size of the electric service to a house?
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• What is an open electrical splice?
• What are the most common electrical defects found in a home inspection?
• What is the life expectancy of electrical wiring in a house?
• What is an "open junction box"?
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• I heard that aluminum wiring is bad. How do you check for aluminum wiring?
• What is "knob and tube" wiring?
• What is the code requirement for receptacle outlets in a closet?
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