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TIA-569-B 8.8.2.3 Sizing Conduits used for horizontal cables should be sized per table 9.

Backbone conduits should be designed based on the fill specifications identified in table 10 or table 11, as appropriate. NOTE Conduit sizing may be affected when the cabling is used exclusively for computers (see Article 725 of the National Electrical Code). Table 9 Conduit sizing for horizontal cables Maximum number of cables based upon allowable fill Conduit trade size Cable outside diameter, mm (in) 3.3 4.6 5.6 6.1 7.4 7.9 9.4 13.5 (.13) (.18) (.22) (.24) (.29) (.31) (.37) (.53) 16 () 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 () 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 0 27 (1) 8 8 7 6 3 3 2 1 35 (1) 16 14 12 10 6 4 3 1 41 (1 ) 20 18 16 15 7 6 4 2 53 (2) 30 26 22 20 14 12 7 4 63 (2 ) 45 40 36 30 17 14 12 6 78 (3) 70 60 50 40 20 20 17 7 91 (3 ) 22 12 103 (4) 30 14 NOTES 1 See table 10 and table 11 for conduit dimensions. 2 The number of cables that can be installed in a conduit can be limited by the allowed maximum pulling tension of the cables. 3 Especially for large diameter cables, conduit fill is a factor of cable pulling tension. See 8.8.2.4 for pull tension information.

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