Conduit Body

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FAQ About LL, LR, LB Types

Use Conduit Body Fittings for a Safe Electrical Installation

Conduit body fittings connect electrical conduits to conduit bodies. The conduit body fittings and conduit bodies work together to protect the wiring in your home or building. At Lowe’s, we have an array of conduits and conduit fittings to help you safely complete your electrical project.

Q: What are conduit bodies?

A: A conduit body is a separate section of the raceway, the enclosed channel that wires run through, that comes into play at points where the conduit changes directions. Conduit bodies come in a variety of materials and sizes, as well as different levels of moisture resistance for protection against weather and corrosion. Conduit body fittings connect the conduit bodies to the conduit.

Q: What are the different types of conduit bodies?

A: At Lowe’s, we carry five types of conduit bodies: Type LR, Type LB, Type LL, Type T and Type C. The primary differences among these types lie in the number and placement of the openings in the conduit body. Types LR, LB and LL are options when you need a 90-degree turn. Type T is for when you need to split a run into two directions. The purpose of a Type C conduit body is to connect two lengths of wire.

Type LR conduit bodies have openings on the top and the right side. Type LB conduit bodies have openings on the top and the back side. Type LL conduit bodies have openings on the top and the left side. Type T conduit bodies have openings on the top, left and right sides. Type C conduit bodies have openings on the top and bottom.

Q: What’s the difference between LB, LL and LR conduit bodies?

A: The primary difference between an LB conduit body, an LL conduit body and a LR conduit body is in the placement of the openings. All three have one opening on top and another opening on the left, right or back.