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What Are The Different Types of Conduit Bodies?
What Are the Different Types of Conduit Bodies?
The most common types of conduit bodies are:
- Form 7
- Form 8
- Mark 9
- Form 5
- Series 5
Different sizes and shapes of conduit bodies are available based on the rigid thread count of your wires. While there are different types of conduit bodies, all have similar components:
- Conduit outlet bodies: Conduit hubs protect threaded wires. Form 7 conduit bodies are fit to size for compact installations. Form 8 and Mark 9 offer additional room for bulkier sets of conduit wiring. Form 5 includes rollers to facilitate wire pulling. The conduit body type you choose depends on the number of conduit you have and the need for bending or grouping.
- Gaskets: Neoprene gaskets prevent moisture from damaging the wires within the conduit body. They also provide resistance to corrosion for extra wire protection. Solid gaskets are available with blank covers. They can also convert to open gaskets for Mark 9 and Form 5 types. Open gaskets are also available for Form 8 and Mark 9.
- Blank covers: Stainless steel cover screws are available on Form 7, Form 8, Mark 9, Series 5 and Form 5 covers. You can use covers with or without gaskets. Covers are reusable and can transfer from one conduit body to the other. Iron alloy covers are in a dome shape for extra strength and room for wiring. Form 7 conduit bodies use wedge nut screws on their covers for easy opening. Form 7 covers come without screws to save time and money on installation. On the Form 8 models, there are two cover screws on all sides to allow for tight cover and gasket assembly. The Mark 9 model uses self-retaining cover screws.
Conduit bodies provide access for wire pulling or straight lines. They also provide an opportunity for a bend where there isn’t enough space on the wall. The different types are all based on the shape of the conduit bodies. Each type of conduit body has an access, inlet and outlet. The location of the inlet and outlet in relation to the conduit body determines the body’s shape.
LR Conduit Body
What is an LR conduit body? With an LR-shaped body, the inlet aligns with the access, and the outlet is on the right. They attach to IMC conduit bodies when the conduit requires a change of direction. LR conduit bodies are appropriate for both indoor and outdoor use.
LL Conduit Body
With an LL-shaped body, the inlet aligns with the access and the outlet is on the left. You can use this type of conduit body for a 90-degree bend in the conduit run. The conduit body contains two conduit hubs, with removable gaskets for easy access to the wires.
LB Conduit Body
With an LB-shaped body, the inlet aligns with the access and the outlet is on the back. SLBs (service L-shaped bodies) are like L-shaped bodies, but shorter. The inlets are flush with the access cover. Electricians use these conduit bodies where circuit pass from an exterior wall.
T-Shaped Conduit Body
With a T-shaped body, the inlet is in line with the access and outlets on the left and right side of the cover. The cover is removable for easy access to the conductors. You can use T-shaped conduit bodies both indoors and outdoors.
C-Shaped Conduit Body
With a C-shaped body, the inlet and the outlet are on the top and bottom of the access cover. These types of conduit bodies pull conductors in straight runs. With C-shaped bodies, conductors don’t make a turn between the inlet and the outlet. C-shaped conduits are appropriate for indoor and outdoor use. They are compatible with EMT wiring and are fire-resistant.
X-Shaped Conduit Body
An X-shaped conduit body has four hubs for wire access. This type of conduit body allows for the easiest wire installation. Since you can feed a wire through one end and out another end, you won’t have to do as many additional fittings.