Unfinished basement receptacles

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Old 12-15-09, 08:26 AM
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Unfinished basement receptacles

I need to run a few receptacles in my unfinished basement. They will be installed on the bare cinder blocks on the wall. I am running nm cable from the panel to the receptacles in the joist bays.

From what I understand I need to sheath the nm cable with conduit (emt) from just above the bottom of the joists down to the box. I have sheathing clips in the top of the conduit.

Since the conduit and the box will both be flush with the wall I need to deal with the offset from the hole in the box to the conduit. I bought some offset connectors figuring this is what they were meant to be used for, but the offset is way too much for the boxes I have.

What is the best way to handle this? Do I need to make the bends in the conduit manually, or are there offset connectors for this?

Also, is 3/4 in conduit big enough for 10/3 cable for this purpose?

I'm in MN if that matters.

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Old 12-15-09, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by eltimn View Post
What is the best way to handle this? Do I need to make the bends in the conduit manually, or are there offset connectors for this?
You should be able to find an offset that is the correct size, or you can make one but a bender is a bit expensive for one small project. If the gap between the conduit and wall is not that big (1/2" or less) you don't really need an offset.

Also, is 3/4 in conduit big enough for 10/3 cable for this purpose?
Should be okay.

Curious as to why you have 10/3 for receptacles?
 
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Old 12-15-09, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by ibpooks View Post
Curious as to why you have 10/3 for receptacles?
It's for a dryer.

Thanks for the help.
 
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