Searching to purchase high quality flexible plastic conduit? Here are some tips and extra details helping you to make the best choice. The usage of Flexible Cable Conduit is a practical process to be certain the electric wires installed in the home or office receive proper protection. The flexible kind of conduit will be the easiest to use in comparison with alternatives like rigid plastic or metal. The flexible conduit has the down-side of not being so strong and gives less protection. But, for the do-it-yourself enthusiast working in the home, the flexible material is usually favored due to its simplicity.
Electrical nonmetallic tubing (ENT) is flexible corrugated plastic tubing that is moisture-resistant and flame-retardant. It is easy to bend and installs with snap-lock or glued plastic fittings. Unlike EMT, non-metallic tubing cannot installed in exposed locations, so it is commonly used inside walls. In addition to installation in standard wood- or metal-frame walls, ENT can be installed inside concrete block structures and can be covered with concrete. Due to the blue color of one common brand of this conduit, ENT is nicknamed “smurf tube,” after the Smurfs cartoon characters.
Each type of conduit has its own fittings (which connect lengths of conduit together) and connectors (which join conduit to boxes). Fittings include straight couplings and various elbows and tees, much like plumbing fittings, for extending or changing the direction of the conduit run. Some fittings have removable plates or covers that provide access to the conduit interior to facilitate pulling the wires; when installed, these are often referred to as “pull points.” See additional details at Split wire loom.
Thin-wall conduit is sold in ten-foot lengths in either one-half inch or three-quarter inch (outside) diameter. The one-half inch conduit can contain four No. 14 wires or three No. 12 wires. Three-quarter inch conduit accommodates four No. 10 or five No. 12 wires. These wire capacities are for individual wires, not pairs. The wires used are the same as the individual conductors found in steel armor cable and plastic sheathed cable. Wires in conduit must follow standard coding. In a two-wire electrical circuit you need one black wire, one white wire, and one ground wire.
When choosing your conduit cable it’s important that you choose the correct material for the project you are undertaking, this is to ensure the safety of yourself and others, also to promote high performance of the tubing. Typical conduit materials that you will find from RS Components are nylon, steel, galvanised steel, PVC and stainless steel amongst a whole host of others. Find more details at www.flexconduit.com.
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