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#141786 - 10/23/04 09:24 AM Europe and the use of conduit.
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Now this may be a really silly question, but do they use EMT and rigid conduit in Europe? And, if so do you guys use the same type of benders we do for smaller sizes?

Just wondering about this.
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#141787 - 10/24/04 12:40 AM Re: Europe and the use of conduit.
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As far as Britain is concerned, there was a type of thinwall conduit similar to American EMT which can sometimes be found in very old installations.

These days, however, it's generally a choice between PVC or heavy-gauge steel conduit. The latter is available with galvanized or black enamel finishes.
http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Conduit_Pvc_Index/index.html

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Conduit_Steel_Index/index.html

Benders similar to one you pictured are available. Plumbers use the same type of benders for their pipework, with the appropriate formers.


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#141788 - 10/24/04 06:10 AM Re: Europe and the use of conduit.
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I echo Paul. As far as Sweden is concerned, EMT seems to have gone out at the same time they switched to plastic wires.

As an American you would cringe at the sight of all exposed plastic cable. Sticks of rigid conduit are only used to protect cables where subject to severe mechanical damage. A typical example is the first one or two metres of cable on the outside of a building. (It seems I can't write a grammatically correct sentence to describe it ) Additionally, cables in very public places like railway or underground stations are protected by rigid metal conduit. Often the round conduit is substituted for a U-shaped cover plate that is mounted around the cable.

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