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I'm about to run some conduit underground, and due to various obstacles can't do a dead-straight run. I certainly don't want to add 90degree turns due to the extra drag when pulling a cable though. But in all my searches 90degree bends are the only ones that anyone seems to sell. Where can I find 45/30/20/10 degree bends?

Thanks!

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    What type and size of conduit? With pvc I use heat blankets to make minor bends, with metal I just bend it by hand on smaller sizes (under 1”) and a hydraulic bender for larger sizes. – Ed Beal Feb 20 at 11:30
  • Thanks. I'm going to try the hairdryer plus spring (to avoid kinking). – Codemonkey Feb 20 at 12:36
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    Perhaps you're looking for a 135 degree elbow. – Andrew Morton Feb 20 at 14:10
  • And THAT'S the answer I was looking for, thank you @AndrewMorton. Never occurred to me that I was looking for the inverse of what I wanted, doh! – Codemonkey Feb 20 at 14:41
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    I don't think you want a 135. That's beyond 90. The nominal description refers to the angle from straight. – isherwood Feb 20 at 14:58
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This may be a shopping question and might get shut but you can buy conduit bends at any electrical supply house.

In my opinion, two 45s are only slightly less drag than a single 90, but the large radius 90s (aka "sweeps") are better than two 45's. Oversizing the conduit helps all around.

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You can also bend your conduit to spec. With metal conduit up to about 3/4" or 1", you use a tubing bender sized for the pipe. For bigger metal conduit you use a brake like a Hossfeld Bender.

With PVC conduit, you heat it up in a particular way.

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