# Code Q&A: NEC Requirements for Expansion Fittings

April 11, 2024
Test your knowledge of the NEC with this challenging question.

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Question: Expansion fittings for underground runs of direct buried PVC conduit emerging from the ground shall be provided above grade when required to compensate for _____.

a) earth settling

b) earth movement

c) frost heave

d) all of these

Section 352.44(B) of the NEC has the answer to this question. According to the Code, "Expansion fittings for underground runs of direct buried PVC conduit emerging from the ground shall be provided above grade when required to compensate for earth settling or movement, including frost heave."

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