Plastic Conduit


Old 01-03-05, 04:59 PM
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Plastic Conduit

I need a recommendation for a quick DIY guide for wiring using plastic conduit. I know what I'm doing with Romex, but have never used conduit before.

I a shed/shop/studio that I'm changing some wiring in. It's wired using lightweight metal conduit. I need to add a switch leg and a couple of outlet drops.

I thought plastic would be easier and cheaper to use for a small job than metal. I'm concerned about the transitions etc, etc.

Comments and a point to basic, free?? advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01-03-05, 05:57 PM
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Unless you have a lot of bends to make EMT {this what probably what is in the shop} is what you should use to keep the raceway the same material. Also if the EMT is being used as ground {allowed by code} then wherever a transition is made from EMT to plastic you will need to pull a ground wire.
FYI, H.D & Lowes do sell prefab bends in EMT.

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