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Old 10-06-14, 07:28 AM
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arc bushing

Hello all,
In a basement project, I am running flexible metal conduit (with grounding wire). I am using screw in connectors to a junction boxes. In those cases, I wouldn't think a arc bushing would be necessary as the sleeve from the connector should protect against any rough edges.

In those areas where I am connecting the flex to EMT, I would think the bushing is necessary.

Would you please let me know if I have this correct?

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Todd
 
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Old 10-06-14, 07:36 AM
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It sounds like you are using MC (metal clad) light. That has white, black and green wires. Technically you don't have to use an arc bushing with that cable but I always do anyway. It's too easy for the jacket to nick the wire.

Better to be safe than sorry.
 
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Old 10-06-14, 07:45 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I actually bought the flex without any wire in it and then pulled (slow and carefully) myself. I was jumping from light to light and thought it would be simpler to do than to by the MC itself and divide up into smaller sections.
 
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Old 10-06-14, 08:21 AM
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Then what you bought is greenfield. Apparently the code doesn't require bushings for that either.
I'm an old school electrician.... I put bushings on all flexible metal cables.
 
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Old 10-06-14, 08:31 AM
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OK. Thank you very much for your input. I'm putting the bushings in just to be safe. Have a good day
 
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