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#113765 - 09/27/02 05:38 PM Topic: >> Underground EMT
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This is a common situation. This is the riser for an underground Residential Service where the EMT has rusted away at and below ground level. Any Comments or Advice?



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#113766 - 09/27/02 07:43 PM Re: Topic: >> Underground EMT
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Show the home owners an mpeg file of a transformer blowing up.

Call an electrician!

I would also say the soil seems slightly acidic

To prevent this from happening one I would fasten a tin ingot to the EMT below soil level. This would provide the same protection as the anode on a hot water tank.

Of course, at this stage Plastic is the way to go to replace this and prevent it from happening again.
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