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    Do you think its a coincidence that 1"PVC and 1" Brass Nipple both have an identical OD of 1.315"????

    It is NOT "coincidence" it is because they are both made to pipe standards which means ALL "schedule" pipes have the same outside diameter to make them compatible with fittings. The various pipes will NOT necessarily have the same internal diameters, however. The same applies to "CTS/copper tube size" PEX, CPVC, PE, PB, etc. which means their o.d. is the same as copper, even if the i.d. fluctuates according to the wall thickness.
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    quote: We have the same issue in electrical

    I was doing the plumbing, a friend was doing the electrical, and another friend was doing the brickwork on a warehouse years ago. The electrician installedl the boxes and conduit between them as the brick courses were laid. After so many courses, they dropped rebar into the block cores and grounted the cells. Every so often the rebar would get "stuck" so they bounced it and then it dropped in. When the electrician tried to fish the wires through the conduits, it would not go. It turned out that the rebars were hitting the conduits and when they bounced it, they broke off the PVC pipe and filled the conduit with grout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    quote: We have the same issue in electrical

    I was doing the plumbing, a friend was doing the electrical, and another friend was doing the brickwork on a warehouse years ago. The electrician installedl the boxes and conduit between them as the brick courses were laid. After so many courses, they dropped rebar into the block cores and grounted the cells. Every so often the rebar would get "stuck" so they bounced it and then it dropped in. When the electrician tried to fish the wires through the conduits, it would not go. It turned out that the rebars were hitting the conduits and when they bounced it, they broke off the PVC pipe and filled the conduit with grout.
    Yep. Been there, done that. Have to run it surface mount to repair it. Best to use female adapters with chase nipples. Almost as strong as the pipe.

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