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Old 10-31-14, 01:42 PM
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conduit jungle

My basement ceiling is really crowded with 1/2 and 3/4" emt. Many of the conduits, from different circuits, are actually touching. So of it isn't so plumb either, seems they had difficulty routing the pipe between the maze of copper pipe and other conduits.

So is it a bad thing that these conduits are touching or overlapped?

What about running the pipe plumb?

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Old 10-31-14, 01:47 PM
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Why do you think conduits touching would be an issue? Is this the same issue as a couple of weeks ago?
 
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Old 10-31-14, 01:54 PM
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I am not certain if this is an issue in regards to grounding, wear on the pipe from transfer from floor above or some other reason....
 
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Old 10-31-14, 01:58 PM
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It's no issue between electrical conduits. I'd want an air-gap or a bit of pipe insulation stuffed between electrical and plumbing pipes to avoid leaks via electrolysis and obnoxious water hammer banging.
 
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Geeze I thought this was a three year old thread. Welcome back Ibppoks.
 
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I've seen first hand a piece of EMT eat through a copper pipe and cause a pipe leak.
Do as pooks said and ensure they aren't touching. When I worked hotel maintenance the plumbers and electricians would fight over who was running their pipes where in the packed ceilings and almost always ended up jamming each other's pipes against each other. I would then cut a slit in a fernco and wrap it around one of the pipes to create a barrier.
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Pookie, you're back! Gonna stay around for a while? You HAVE been missed!
Geeze I thought this was a three year old thread. Welcome back Ibpooks.
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Thanks fellas, glad to see many of you are still around. I recently got some sort of administrative e-mail from the forum about PMs, and once I logged in to check it out I was shocked it had been three years since I last logged in! At that time I had switched jobs and was switching shifts quite a bit, and in my very limited free time just got out of the habit of coming to this site. How time flies! Now I do hope to come around more often.
 
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Nice to see you ibpooks!

To OP: As mentioned, the only concern is the steel pipes touching any copper pipes. Otherwise it is fine.
 
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