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#67500 - 07/07/06 11:30 AM emt connectors in wet locations
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Registered: 07/25/02
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Loc: Bangor Me. USA
My suppliers don't stock them. The state electrical inspector didn't know anything about them until he talked to the head guy.Are you guys using them?? does a 2" connector cost you 36.oo dollars like it will me if I order them Should I just use PVC .

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#67501 - 07/07/06 12:32 PM Re: emt connectors in wet locations
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Registered: 02/23/03
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How many connectors are you going to be getting for $36.00? They are sold in boxes that have more than one inside them.

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#67502 - 07/07/06 04:21 PM Re: emt connectors in wet locations
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Registered: 07/28/05
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Probably going to get a bunch of arguments here, but I dont like EMT in wet locations. You end up with a bad batch of conduit, and it starts rusting on you etc, things look like crap soon after you are done. I prefer PVC, and with the price of metals these day,it may work out cheaper, even with the bonding conductor, and some specs call for bonding conductor even with EMT.

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#67503 - 07/07/06 04:45 PM Re: emt connectors in wet locations
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Out where I'm working, this is what we use for underground....
http://www-public.tnb.com/contractor/docs/ocal.pdf


Stuff's a PITA to thread though

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#67504 - 07/07/06 04:59 PM Re: emt connectors in wet locations
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Registered: 04/03/02
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Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Walrus:
You must mean "raintite", like we call them down here (NJ). Honestly, I don't have a clue on 2" cost.

Keep in mind that most 'raintite' emt conn/cplg lost the UL approval a while back. The small sizes 1/2 to 1-1/4 are now approved, but look out for old stock.

I would do PVC. Even with expansion joints (if needed) & grd. conductor it should work out cheaper.

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#67505 - 07/07/06 05:05 PM Re: emt connectors in wet locations
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I like PVC but it alawys seems to droop in the sun. Wnen I did my screen cage I used EMT so it would look better but I did paint it before and after I put it up. Between that and the galvanizing it seems OK.
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#67506 - 07/07/06 06:34 PM Re: emt connectors in wet locations
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I have to run 30 ft done the outside of a building with 2" and 1 1/4". PVC will look like crap in a year although its on the back side of building and shaded by trees. The price of 36 dollars is for 1- 2" conn, made by Steel city.

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#67507 - 07/08/06 01:11 PM Re: emt connectors in wet locations
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Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Walrus:
From Catalog 396, WW Grainger
Die Cast 2" Raco 2838 @ $9.48 (Insul)
Steel 2" Raco 2918 @ $26.20 (Insul)
Die Cast 2" Raco 2808 @ $5.98
Steel 2" Raco 2908 @ $20.15

Cplg is Raco Zink 2828 @ $ 6.09
Steel is 2928 @ $ 19.87

As usual, catalog prices are subject to change, this is '05-'06 cat, you have a branch in Portland.

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#67508 - 07/08/06 04:49 PM Re: emt connectors in wet locations
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Registered: 07/25/02
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Loc: Bangor Me. USA
Hotline,
thanks,
the ones I was quoted must be steel but diecast would be fine for my application. I'm in the midle of a peeing contest with my biggest supplier and one can see why.

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#67509 - 07/08/06 06:52 PM Re: emt connectors in wet locations
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Walrus, Gilman's or horizon?

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