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    Quote Originally Posted by growler View Post
    I have put 3 #6 and 1 #10 in 1" elbow with no problems.

    Naturally they will be stranded but the insulation type makes all the difference. THHN is about the easiest to pull.
    You had no problems because a 1" elbow allows #6. But don't try that in a 3/4" elbow. Did that once by accident and was glad the inspector didn't notice. Wires got pretty scuffed in the process but it tested okay and didn't fault. Looked at the elbow markings afterward and realized why I had such a tough time.

    Moral of the story is that when using these things you've got to watch out because conduit fill tables will tell you that you can run a 3-wire circuit plus ground with a wire size larger than the pulling elbow allows for that size raceway. Doesn't happen with normal LB fittings so far as I've noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggedben View Post
    You had no problems because a 1" elbow allows #6. But don't try that in a 3/4" elbow. Did that once by accident and was glad the inspector didn't notice. Wires got pretty scuffed in the process but it tested okay and didn't fault. Looked at the elbow markings afterward and realized why I had such a tough time.

    Moral of the story is that when using these things you've got to watch out because conduit fill tables will tell you that you can run a 3-wire circuit plus ground with a wire size larger than the pulling elbow allows for that size raceway. Doesn't happen with normal LB fittings so far as I've noticed.
    Are short bodies like pictured even available larger than 3/4? I never seen one.

    Also never seen any wire size information on a short body fitting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    Are short bodies like pictured even available larger than 3/4? I never seen one.

    Also never seen any wire size information on a short body fitting.
    I haven't either, but I haven't looked either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    Are short bodies like pictured even available larger than 3/4? I never seen one.

    Also never seen any wire size information on a short body fitting.
    I've seen the ones with a removable cover in 1" at the box store.

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    Well - I was asking the question after the install. And yes, the wires got a little scuffed. That is three #6 and a #8 in 3/4 (not 1"). Conduit fill for the straight run is OK. The Elbows are not labeled and it is tight. Will it pass? Who knows.

    Also - a related question: Some elbows have no threads, only set screws. Others have threads and set screws. Can one use the threaded with set screws directly with the EMT, or does one have to use (two) connectors (with set screws, one for each end)?

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    Both elbows are near the very ends of the run. I could replace them easily. Thoughts on doing that? Why - why not?

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    Pulling elbows are available for 2" from Gordon Electric

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESolar View Post
    Also - a related question: Some elbows have no threads, only set screws. Others have threads and set screws. Can one use the threaded with set screws directly with the EMT, or does one have to use (two) connectors (with set screws, one for each end)?
    The ones with set-screws can be used without connectors.
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