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Old 04-26-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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I think somebody mentioned a bushing insert that is slipped into the end of a piece of EMT to protect the NM when sleeving for protection. I haven't seen them at the big box stores. If I was imagining it, what would you use?

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Old 04-26-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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this is not a real great pic of the bushing I would use but it is the bushing I would use.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1


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Those are the ones I use. They fit over the EMT sort of tight, usually they need to be pounded on with a hammer or linemans pliers.

I didn't see the 1/2" ones in the link, but I know they're made.

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I just use emt set screw connectors. They are a common stock item and have plastic bushings built into them.
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I have seen the blue ones that fit over the EMT and red ones that slip inside. I am not certain if the red ones are the correct type for EMT, but they do work. I found the blue ones at Lowes and the red ones at HD.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:09 PM   #6
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Thanks to all. I'll look harder next time. I was at Lowes today and asked and the guy said "I've been doing this for 17 years and never heard of such a thing" followed by "You know you're not supposed to put romex in conduit". Yeah.
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Thanks to all. I'll look harder next time. I was at Lowes today and asked and the guy said "I've been doing this for 17 years and never heard of such a thing" followed by "You know you're not supposed to put romex in conduit". Yeah.
Interesting link on the subject of romex in conduit. Short version, yes it's allowed, except in wet conditions. Romex can't be used in wet conditions even in conduit.

http://forums.mikeholt.com/showthread.php?t=86048
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Click here for the page from Arlington Industries containing the information on these bushings.

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