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Old 04-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #21
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To pull all your wires in at once in the field we call it a head but u pretty much loop one wire around the head on the fish tape fold it I've nice and tight and stagger each individual going away from the head making it as slim and tight as possible if u don't have a fish tape make the loop do the head is round and push it! U don't want any bulges just nice and tight


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Old 04-03-2012, 12:22 PM   #22
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For Its worth in regards to using EMT for conduit, I had a situation at home where a fitting worked its way loose (I'm guessing vibrations from the washing machine) on some that was installed before we moved in. If there wasn't a ground pulled and something used at that receptacle short circuited the ground would not have been made. This is why I never rely on conduit of any kind to provide the sole path to ground.


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Old 04-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #23
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That's a good point. So it's allowable, but not recommended. I'll pull a ground wire.

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Check my work! Don't take my advice!


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If thats your work your license should be pulled!!
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For Its worth in regards to using EMT for conduit, I had a situation at home where a fitting worked its way loose (I'm guessing vibrations from the washing machine) on some that was installed before we moved in.
That's why I say if it is installed properly, If there is any vibration, flexible conduit is needed. A loose fitting it is bad, potentially dangerous, even if a ground wire is installed.
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If thats your work your license should be pulled!!
That's what we get to fix.


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At least it's not bare wire wrapped around porcelain insulator or a screw in glass fuse......
Ahhhhh the good ole daze!
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At least it's not bare wire wrapped around porcelain insulator or a screw in glass fuse......
Ahhhhh the good ole daze!
I run into knob and tube from time to time.
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I run into knob and tube from time to time.
I find it in my house on occasion. Our house is 97 years old nd the wire was upgraded to Romex sometime in the mid 80s. However corners were cut and some Knob and Tube was left inside the walls.


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