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Is Emt considered conduit?

on Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:57 pm
People keep calling EMT ( electrical metallic tubing) conduit at work. Is it conduit or is it tubing? how can I remember this?
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Re: Is Emt considered conduit?

on Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:59 pm
It is tubing, hence the letter T in EMT. The following are actual conduits.

Conduit — a raceway of circular cross-section, other than electrical metallic tubing and electrical non-metallic
tubing
, into which it is intended that conductors be drawn.

Flexible metal conduit — a metal conduit that may be easily bent without the use of tools.
Liquid-tight flexible conduit —
(a) a flexible metal conduit having an outer liquid-tight jacket; or
(b) a flexible liquid-tight non-metallic conduit.
Rigid conduit — a rigid conduit of metal or a non-metallic material.
Rigid metal conduit — a rigid conduit of metal made to the same dimensions as standard pipe and
suitable for threading with standard pipe threads.
Rigid non-metallic conduit — a rigid conduit of non-metallic material that is not permitted to be
threaded.

Rigid PVC conduit — a rigid non-metallic conduit of unplasticized polyvinyl chloride.
Rigid RTRC conduit Type AG — a rigid non-metallic conduit of reinforced thermoset material suitable for
direct burial or encasement in concrete and for exposed or concealed work.
Rigid RTRC conduit Type BG — a rigid non-metallic conduit of reinforced thermoset material suitable for
direct burial or encasement in concrete.
Rigid Type DB2/ES2 PVC conduit — a rigid non-metallic conduit of PVC for direct burial or encasement
in concrete or masonry.
Rigid Type EB1 PVC conduit — a rigid non-metallic conduit of PVC for encasement in concrete or
masonry.
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Re: Is Emt considered conduit?

on Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Electrical metallic tubing ( EMT) — a raceway of metal having circular cross-section into which it is intended that
conductors be drawn and that has a wall thinner than that of rigid metal conduit and an outside diameter
sufficiently different from that of rigid conduit to render it impracticable for anyone to thread it with standard
pipe thread.
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