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    Conduit Bodies

    What exactly make a mogul different than another conduit body? Size? Thanks,

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    Yes size typically they are longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Yes size typically they are longer.
    What are the parameters that deems a conduit body a mogul?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    What are the parameters that deems a conduit body a mogul?
    I believe a mogul meets the full distance required between entries. The typical LB fitting gets away with less due to the "smaller dimensions" clause if listed and marked by the manufacturer with size and quantity of conductors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrofelon View Post
    I believe a mogul meets the full distance required between entries. The typical LB fitting gets away with less due to the "smaller dimensions" clause if listed and marked by the manufacturer with size and quantity of conductors.
    Many of the moguls also do not meet the requirements of 314.28 and rely on the "smaller dimension" rule for larger conductors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by don_resqcapt19 View Post
    Many of the moguls also do not meet the requirements of 314.28 and rely on the "smaller dimension" rule for larger conductors.
    Ok. I have actually never used or even seen a mogul in the wild. Do they allow the max conductor fill for the raceway size, unlike a regular LB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrofelon View Post
    Ok. I have actually never used or even seen a mogul in the wild. Do they allow the max conductor fill for the raceway size, unlike a regular LB?
    Some do, but most don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by electrofelon View Post
    Ok. I have actually never used or even seen a mogul in the wild. Do they allow the max conductor fill for the raceway size, unlike a regular LB?
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    Some do, but most don't.
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    Here's an example of an LB which would allow the same fill as a conduit due to the fact that when you remove the cover there is no "opposite wall".

    The one pictured is a NEC LB 6X by Appleton
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    Quote Originally Posted by growler View Post
    I learn something new every day. I hope I'm not running out of storage space.
    Folks tell me that's one of my problems. They call it the "full bucket syndrome".
    Take a 5 gal bucket, fill it, then add more water. The water you add just flows out of the bucket.
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