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#86871 - 12/21/03 08:51 AM What, Where , When, and How?
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NAME THE TYPE AND USE OF THESE FITTINGS:

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#86872 - 12/21/03 09:05 AM Re: What, Where , When, and How?
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1.MC connector,..can also be used w/ AC cable
2.AC/MC "snap-in" connector..no lock nut
3."Flex" connector..for Greenfield ..3/4" and above..
4.Steel AC connector,to be used only on STEEL AC cable.
5.Set screw type EMT connector
6.Duplex AC/MC "snap-in" connector
7.Inside thread Greenfield connector,..seen on lighting whips and in recessed lighting whips...
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#86873 - 12/21/03 09:33 AM Re: What, Where , When, and How?
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Are you sure about 5.?
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#86874 - 12/21/03 10:21 AM Re: What, Where , When, and How?
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#5's a greenfield connector. The setscrew's angled to keep the greenfield from pulling out.

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#86875 - 12/21/03 11:11 AM Re: What, Where , When, and How?
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never have seen #5 there, i would think that one could crush flex easy with a ss...

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#86876 - 12/21/03 01:41 PM Re: What, Where , When, and How?
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The set screw flex connector in #5 is the most common one I see. The inner ring suburbs here that were built under the local "all metal" code have this connector on 99% of the flex run.

The screw tightens down into a valley between the corrugations of the flex, forming a burr that prevents the flex from sliding out.
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#86877 - 12/21/03 04:53 PM Re: What, Where , When, and How?
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I'd never seen that type of Greenfield connector...from the pic, it looked like an EMT conn. ....??? oops!!!.... is that a Bridgeport???



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#86878 - 12/21/03 04:58 PM Re: What, Where , When, and How?
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..Do you still have to use an "anti-short" bushing with #7..? and if so,...how???
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#86879 - 12/21/03 07:24 PM Re: What, Where , When, and How?
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I would think that you don't need a redhead on #7 because there is no sharp edge, the connector threads inside the greenfield.

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#86880 - 12/21/03 08:49 PM Re: What, Where , When, and How?
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I use a lot of #3 for 1/2" greenfield. I have #3, 5 and 7 on my truck in both 1/2" and 3/4" now. It just depends on which supply house I got greenfield connectors from. You do not need a red hat with any of 3,5,7.
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