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Old 02-08-2013, 07:18 PM   #31
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The condulet would allow someone with the proper tools to bypass the access panel, and it looks more professional than leaving a gap in the EMT, but as I said, it's no big deal if I don't have one. For anyone questioning the need for EMT in the soffit, check out the path of the cable in the picture earlier in this thread. One access panel in the corner isn't enough for easy feeding of the cable, and the more access panels, the worse it will look.

The string thing may not be known to a future tenant, and a future tenant may want to add cable without removing anything.

I've been thinking about this for like a year. I bet my head hurts more than yours.

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:19 PM   #32
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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?
I own it and will sell it one day.
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They want $8.01 plus $8.99 shipping for this conduit body. No way am I spending $17. I'll try local electrical supply places.
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They want $8.01 plus $8.99 shipping for this conduit body. No way am I spending $17. I'll try local electrical supply places.
WHY would you even bother getting one item like that online anyway???
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I tried Amazon where I could have bought many items, but they only have large quantities of this. Shipping charges are sometimes lower than $8.99, and I think the conduit body should be cheaper too. I think I would have paid $4 plus $4 for shipping. I checked the website of my local electrical supply place and I got the impression that they'd make me buy a box quantity of, I think it was 10.
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Maybe I'll just slip some kind of close fitting tube around the EMT. I could use a hose clamp as a stop if I'm afraid of it sliding when I'm feeding cable. It won't be seen unless the access panel is opened so it's not that important how it looks.

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