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#182542 - 12/01/08 12:48 PM EMT Fittings  
cgw  Offline
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Compression fittings vs set screw EMT fittings
Is there any advantage to set screw fittings over compression fittings?
Are set screw fittings significantly less time consuming?


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#182543 - 12/01/08 01:01 PM Re: EMT Fittings [Re: cgw]  
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Tightening one to four set screws is quicker then making a comp fitting 'wrench tight'; therefore yes, less time consuming installation.

Advantages? both are approved connectior/fittings; some 'say' the compression provide a 'better mechanical fault path'. Compression(aka 'raintite') have a purpose.



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#182546 - 12/01/08 03:04 PM Re: EMT Fittings [Re: HotLine1]  
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Compression fittings give 360 grounding, and are better for EMI in sensitive (or electromagnetically noisy) environments.

Screw-set are significantly less time consuming, and just as good for most applications. A lot cheaper, too.



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