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Old 01-31-2014, 09:04 AM   #1
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I have some 1/2" "Greenfield" flexible metal conduit. I cut it with my Wiss sheet metal sheers. However, it leaves a nice sharp point that, when I feed the cable through, it nicks the outer sheathing, and I don't like that. Is there a special fitting to prevent this? Any other recommendations for working with flexible metal conduit, i.e. cutting it, etc.?

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You're looking for an "anti-short" bushing

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Halex-3-8...5401/100170558

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Perfect, thanks!
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Why are you running cable through greenfield?
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Greenfield does not use redheads. The connector is the smooth edge.
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Greenfield does not use redheads. The connector is the smooth edge.
Jim, I was under the impression that MC was exempt from redheads. Greenfield too?
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Why are you running cable through greenfield?
Unfinished basement needed a GFCI. So I ran the Greenfield along the foundation wall. What, was this wrong or something?

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Greenfield does not use redheads. The connector is the smooth edge.
What do you mean "the connector is the smooth edge"?
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Bricc, I have never seen nor heard of anyone using or requiring a redhead for Greenfield. It was always just a Greenfield connector. Correct, MC does not require redheads unlike AC that does.

To OP, what are you using to connect the Greenfield to the box?
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Bricc, I have never seen nor heard of anyone using or requiring a redhead for Greenfield. It was always just a Greenfield connector. Correct, MC does not require redheads unlike AC that does.

To OP, what are you using to connect the Greenfield to the box?
At the box, I'm using a "flexible metal conduit squeeze connector", like this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Halex-1-2...205B/100174806

But my Greenfield is only covering a couple feet of cable from the unfinished ceiling down the wall. The rest of the cable is in the unfinished ceiling, so does not require conduit. At that point at the top of the wall where my conduit stops but the NM 14/2 keeps going to another box, what else am I supposed to use to keep the sharp end of the Greenfield from slicing the cable when feeding it through if a redhead isn't required? By the way, I'm assuming a redhead is an anti-short bushing.
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A redhead is the antishort bushing.

This is the connector style I am more familiar with


If you are worried about the threads just add a plastic bushing over the threads.

BTW, the flex is not a listed means against physical damage.
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A redhead is the antishort bushing.

This is the connector style I am more familiar with


If you are worried about the threads just add a plastic bushing over the threads.

BTW, the flex is not a listed means against physical damage.
Yup, that picture you posted is exactly what I used and what I posted a link to in my previous post.
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you should use that to protect inside cable
http://www.alpinebuildingsupply.com/...ctCode=6946362

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