Can you use of shoe for rigid metal conduit to bend PVC coated conduit of same size?

Question: Chris, can I use a shoe for rigid metal conduit (RMC) to bend PVC coated conduit of the same size?

Answer: There are shoes made specifically for PVC coated conduit which will accommodate for the exterior coating and bend the elbow properly. Using a shoe made for RMC will cause the coating to be pinched. Using a shoe for the next trade size up will collapse the elbow. Shoes made specifically for PVC coated conduit can be purchased from the hydraulic bender manufacturer.

Bending PVC Coated Conduit wrong

Photo Caption 6: (Left side, Incorrect) The shoe used to bend this elbow was a 2″ shoe made for rigid metal conduit (RMC).  Which does not accommodate coated products and causes the coating to be pinched. Using a shoe made for RMC the next trade size (2-1/2″) will collapse the elbow.

Bending conduit correct

Bending conduit correct

(Right side, Correct)  PVC coated conduit should be bent with shoes made specifically for PVC coated conduit

 

 

Plasti-Bond PVC Coated Conduit