Size conduit for 4 #6 wires


Old 10-12-05, 08:54 PM
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Size conduit for 4 #6 wires

Hey all just wanted to verify the size conduit needed for running 4 #6 wires. I'll have about 80' of wire in the conduit and will have 3 90deg bends. My plans were to use 1 1/4", but if I can get by with anything smaller and still be able to not have too much trouble pulling the'll save me a few bucks.

Thanks - Drew


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Old 10-12-05, 10:02 PM
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Also...what is used as an access to pull wire when multiple bends are in a conduit pathway? I know there are access elbows for 1/2 and 3/4" applications, but what are used for 1" and larger??? LBs?

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Old 10-13-05, 08:44 AM
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Use LBs to make 90 degree transitions out through the building walls; LBs count as a pull box also. You could get by with 3/4" conduit, but I strongly recommend against that. Do not go less than 1" in my opinion. If you ever want to upgrade from 60A to 100A in the future, go with 1-1/4".

I think you should go with 1-1/4" just to save yourself the frustration of pulling wires through 3 bends in small conduit.

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