Conduit plays a vital role in protecting your home. It comes in rigid and flexible forms made from metal (ex. EMT) and other materials (ex. PVC ) for use in different applications, most often used for protecting outdoor or exposed wires or cables. Choosing the best types of conduit for your home can ensure that your electrical wiring is protected. Installing the correct conduit systems can keep your power running efficiently.
TYPES OF CONDUIT WE CARRY AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
PVC, SCHEDULE 40 [MOST POPULAR]
Won’t corrode or rust. Requires a separate grounded wire. Most economical solution. Most common choice for electricians. Can be used indoors in walls or ceilings and outdoors. Good for in-ground and above-ground use.
Electric metallic tubing (EMT) [MOST POPULAR]
A lightweight steel tubing that is easy to install and can be bent or cut with the appropriate tools. EMT conduit is more affordable than IMC or GRC, but its thin walls are more easily punctured. It is most often used in dry interior spaces, but it can be used in damp locations with corrosion-resistant hardware and rain-tight fittings.
HDPE or High Densify Polyethylene
Lightweight and durable. Highly resistant to corrosive elements. Often used for data and communications cables. Good for in-ground use. Not used indoors.
Metallic galvanized steel
Thick, galvanized walls make it a good choice for exposed outdoor use. Can also be used indoors. Weighs less than GRC, so it’s easier to work with. Approved for all interior applications. Can be used outside.
Available in metallic and nonmetallic. Runs across the surface of walls, allowing you to run cables and wires without cutting into the walls. Good for installing new switches, home theater systems, telephones and more. Can be painted to blend with existing decor. Use indoors for electrical or telephone wires, or audio, video data cables.
Flexible armored cable
Pre-wired conduit. Metallic sheath. Spiral construction for high degree of flexibility. Metallic armored cable is commonly known as BX or MC. For indoor use.
Available in both metallic and nonmetallic configurations; the metallic configurations generally have a plastic coating to prevent water from penetrating. It protects wires from moisture and is intended for use in wet or corrosive locations indoors and out.
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