Flex conduit fittings not working

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Old 06-26-06, 10:31 PM
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Flex conduit fittings not working

I am trying to connect two 3/4" liquidtight flexible non-metallic conduit runs to the bottom two holes of a weatherproof single gang box. It won't work because the liquidtight straight fittings don't fit side-by-side on the bottom of the box. Went to HD to figure out what to do and that was a pointless trip. No employees were seen ANYWHERE!

Is there another way to get this to work? I saw a weatherproof box that had a 3/4" hole on the side of the box along with the hole on the bottom and top that would work for me, but I can't find them at the big box stores. I need to figure this out quickly because my new pool pump and filter need power.
 
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Old 06-27-06, 03:37 AM
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You could try offsetting one of the fittings by attaching it via an added nipple extension. Try, say, a 1-1/2" pipe nipple connected into the box through a mating Chase nipple. The rest is obvious.
 
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Old 06-27-06, 12:09 PM
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Also if you are using the massive cast aluminum fittings, which are sometimes the only kind to be found at my local HD, try the more compact plastic ones.
 
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Old 06-27-06, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jstonemo
Went to HD to figure out what to do and that was a pointless trip. No employees were seen ANYWHERE!
And if they HAD been there ?!?!?!
 
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Old 06-27-06, 10:29 PM
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In my dream world, if an employee had been there, they would know all about electrical and would even come over to my house to do it for me.

I did the longer nipple on one of the holes and it works fine. However, my problem is that I have 3/4" flex conduit going to a pool pump that has 1/2" knockout! Didn't see that coming when I should have. Going to see if they have a reducer that is 1/2" mip and 3/4" fip.
 
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