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#98915 - 06/22/06 04:10 PM Connectors / Couplings
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Since the big issue of having raintight connector on conduit and EMT. What does that do for couplings? What if they are underground?

As Roseanna Danna said- "It just goes to show you it's always something."
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#98916 - 06/22/06 09:26 PM Re: Connectors / Couplings
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I thought it was "If it ain't one thing it's somethin else"

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#98917 - 06/22/06 09:28 PM Re: Connectors / Couplings
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Seriously, with raintight connections how is the condensation supposed to drain out???

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#98918 - 06/22/06 10:07 PM Re: Connectors / Couplings
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Never Mind
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#98919 - 06/22/06 11:00 PM Re: Connectors / Couplings
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I think the whole "rain tight" thing is marketing hype. You still need to drill a hole to let the water out.
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#98920 - 06/23/06 06:29 AM Re: Connectors / Couplings
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Greg I think you are right about the hype with one exception, - If the connector or coupling is installed above a piece of gear that could be damaged or compromised by water entering around the fitting, then it makes sense to have a watertight fitting. As for something in the ground or something that needs to be drained anyway- who cares if it's rain tight. I used to think that compression connector/couplings were required in wet locations because they provided a better ground path than set screw connectors/couplings but I'm not so sure anymore with all the tolerances permitted.
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