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#23510 - 03/19/03 06:58 PM Stranded or Solid?
Sandro Offline
Registered: 12/30/01
Posts: 444
Loc: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
When doing EMT work, which do you guys prefer and why?
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#23511 - 03/19/03 07:04 PM Re: Stranded or Solid?
Electric Eagle Offline
Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 914
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
stranded, easier pull.
#23512 - 03/19/03 07:23 PM Re: Stranded or Solid?
The Watt Doctor Offline
Registered: 12/23/01
Posts: 435
Loc: Mont Belvieu, TX
The Electric Eagle has landed again. I like solid for making joints, and terminating on devices. I like stranded for pulling through conduit. If I had to choose between the two, I would use stranded. Many times specs call for solid. When I have the choice, I use stranded.

Stranded on an island,
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#23513 - 03/19/03 07:45 PM Re: Stranded or Solid?
ga.sparky56 Offline
Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 558
Loc: young harris georgia usa
I like solid because if you're working by yourself you can push it quite a distance through conduit from j-box to j-box without help. Russell
#23514 - 03/19/03 08:37 PM Re: Stranded or Solid?
frenchelectrican Offline
Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 939
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
my choice is straned for long runs for short run it can be both solid or stranded depend on what i have to termated it .majorty of my work is straned but only one disavange is when i pull too fast it can kink up if i am not carefull other wise it is easier to bend it fast than solid and the cost for each one is not much only few cents diffrence between both . ( dont ask me why )

merci marc
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#23515 - 03/19/03 10:21 PM Re: Stranded or Solid?
Active 1 Offline
Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 687
Loc: Grayslake IL, USA
14 Solid
12 Strandid

Solid is a bit cheaper.

12 solid does terminate faster. Maybe I should try 12 strandid in the pipes and solid pigtails.

Anyone ever try those wirenuts with the premade pigtails?

#23516 - 03/19/03 11:00 PM Re: Stranded or Solid?
rhagfo Offline
Registered: 04/16/01
Posts: 43
Loc: Portland, OR. USA
I think Active 1 should get the "Best of Both" award. If I had to do it every day I would pull stranded and pigtail solid
#23517 - 03/20/03 03:10 AM Re: Stranded or Solid?
zapped208 Offline
Registered: 02/18/03
Posts: 196
Loc: Somewhere in USA
Solid, 14& 12, and sometimes #10.
Shoot first, apologize later.....maybe
#23518 - 03/20/03 05:41 AM Re: Stranded or Solid?
GEO Offline
Registered: 03/12/03
Posts: 47
Loc: Lancaster,Pa
SOLID only for me when have a choice, had to pull some controls in freezer had to be stranded pulling off 15 spools at a time to get to 90. GEO
#23519 - 03/20/03 02:54 PM Re: Stranded or Solid?
Len_B Offline
Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 53
Loc: New Hampshire
Solid may be ok for residential, but for durability stranded is the only way to go. I won't allow solid in a manufacturing plant except perhaps BX for lighting in drop ceilings.
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