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Stranded or Solid? #23510
03/19/03 09:58 PM
03/19/03 09:58 PM
Sandro  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 444
Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
When doing EMT work, which do you guys prefer and why?

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Re: Stranded or Solid? #23511
03/19/03 10:04 PM
03/19/03 10:04 PM
Electric Eagle  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
stranded, easier pull.

Re: Stranded or Solid? #23512
03/19/03 10:23 PM
03/19/03 10:23 PM
The Watt Doctor  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 435
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,

The Watt Doctor
Altura Cogen
Channelview, TX
Re: Stranded or Solid? #23513
03/19/03 10:45 PM
03/19/03 10:45 PM
ga.sparky56  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 558
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

Re: Stranded or Solid? #23514
03/19/03 11:37 PM
03/19/03 11:37 PM
frenchelectrican  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 939
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

Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

Re: Stranded or Solid? #23515
03/20/03 01:21 AM
03/20/03 01:21 AM
Active 1  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 687
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?


Re: Stranded or Solid? #23516
03/20/03 02:00 AM
03/20/03 02:00 AM
rhagfo  Offline
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 43
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

Re: Stranded or Solid? #23517
03/20/03 06:10 AM
03/20/03 06:10 AM
zapped208  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 197
Somewhere in USA
Solid, 14& 12, and sometimes #10.

Shoot first, apologize later.....maybe
Re: Stranded or Solid? #23518
03/20/03 08:41 AM
03/20/03 08:41 AM
GEO  Offline
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 47
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

Re: Stranded or Solid? #23519
03/20/03 05:54 PM
03/20/03 05:54 PM
Len_B  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 53
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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