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Old 02-08-2013, 04:24 AM   #16
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I'm still confused as to why you need a C condulet.
And why not use PVC?? MUCH easier to work with.

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I want to put the condulet at the open end of the EMT shown below. Then I'd be able to push new cable through the EMT at that point. The cable will start at the white plate (right side of the top photo) where it's pushed from inside the closet. When it gets to the corner, hand pushing from the closet 7 feet away probably won't work, so I either need a condulet in the corner or I need fishing tools. I want future tenants and Cablevision employees to be able to change cables by hand, so I'm installing a condulet if I can make it fit, or else I'll just leave an uncovered opening where the condulet would have been. That hole in the corner of the wall has steel mesh in it and it's difficult to widen without cutting the corner bead and totally opening it up, which I'd rather not do. I'd rather spend 30 minutes filing inside the hole than cutting off the corner of the wall. Maybe I will.

PVC is thicker and I'd have to enlarge the hole and the condulet would be less likely to fit.
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You will have trouble pushing anything through a condulet without a fishtape.
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The bend radius on condulets is smaller than ideal for CATV and Cat5 cables.
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This is the type of condulet I want. It's a type C. There's no bend.
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I'm curious as to how you know where your tenants are going to want their TV? You are going thru an awful lot of work for something as simple as this...and using 1" EMT to boot.
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I'm running cable from the living room to the bedrooms. There will be raceway above the bedroom doors so it's easy to drill different holes and add different splitters. The EMT will only go part way through the hallway where there would be no need to change anything other than replacing or adding cable.

It's 3/4" EMT. It's possible I'll switch to 1", but I may be better off with two 3/4" EMTs because of the tight space. Yes, I'm going through an awful lot of work and I'll probably keep it as it is.
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Is this for all the phone and catv cables going to a demarc or something?
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Is this for all the phone and catv cables going to a demarc or something?
It's for 2 CATV cables and maybe a CAT 6 within the apartment. Remember that the EMT will be covered by a soffit so it will look nice.
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It's for 2 CATV cables and maybe a CAT 6 within the apartment. Remember that the EMT will be covered by a soffit so it will look nice.
If you are just trying to get from that corner and go into the wall where that plate is why not just couple another piece of conduit on and go through the hole with an LB?
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If you are just trying to get from that corner and go into the wall where that plate is why not just couple another piece of conduit on and go through the hole with an LB?
Through the hole behind the plate with an LB? Because I want to be able to replace the cable in the future by hand, without fishing tools, so I think I'll need access near the corner. The plate won't be there when it's finished, but there will be access in the closet that's near the plate. I'll push cable through the hole in the closet, it will travel through EMT to the corner, then I can open an access door in the soffit and open the condulet and continuing pushing through the 90 degree turn, then a more shallow turn.

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This whole thread is making my head hurt. There are SO many ways to do this better.
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There's no good way that's easier. This was the best of the bad ways. I don't know how many coats of paint raceway could take before becoming unopenable, and this will probably look better than raceway through the entire hallway. Crown molding isn't user friendly for replacing or adding cable, and my ceilings are only 8' high with closets that would be in the way of continuous crown molding, and it's expensive, especially if I want the living room to match the hallway. Two uncovered parallel cables stapled along the corner of the ceiling certainly wouldn't look better. I've read too many problems with wireless solutions for TV, and I need a standard solution that the next tenants wouldn't be put off by. Under the carpet can't be done without crossing a doorway, which isn't a good idea, especially for data cables. The door rims are embedded in plaster on steel mesh. As long as the end result is good, I'm not letting the work and the fact that it's unconventional bother me.
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You are installing an access panel. There is no need for a condulet.

You could install a piece of PVC sleeves to get the cable where you need to go.

You could also forget the raceway all together. Just pull a string in with the RG6, then you can use the string to pull in anything additional.
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You keep saying apartment and future tenants.

Is this an apartment you own or rent?

Why would you worry about where and what the next guys wants to do?

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