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That stuff is called Unistrut. Comes in a variety of configurations. Keep in mind the normal way to attach to it is put special clips with springs that latch into those tucked-in grooves. They're not just for strength. When you see stupid pricing on the Internet, that's the "I don't want to sell it" price, or to be more precise, the "I don't want to ...


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The price you see online from a construction supply companies is often a "list price" that is above what a contractor actually pays, so the contractors customers can't easily shop their prices. Kindorf B-995-10 (sku 785991758801 or Powerstrut ps200 h3) isn't often used, and probably would only be stocked by a construction supply company. Often electrical ...


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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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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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The tower up the hill might take direct strikes before you, but those strikes might make big surges on the ground, so long story short, always use surge protection (or better, all dielectric fiber). You don't necessarily have to meet the code requirements for electrical installations with your direct buried ethernet cable and I wouldn't worry too much ...


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You're allowed to overpack it to practical fill limits, but only if it's pure comms cables. NO PoE. See NEC 820.110 and 830.110. Your peril if you overfill it is you'll have to pull so hard you rend the cables, or they'll chafe and tear at burrs in the conduit. But on datacomm cables, it doesn't create a safety problem. As soon as you put any power in ...


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