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Old 11-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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loose Romex entering EMT conduit inside ceiling


i am setting a switch on a plaster wall and will have EMT conduit running from the ceiling to the box. i was wondering how to make the transition between the loose Romex and EMT inside the ceiling, i.e. whether the wire can just enter the cut-off conduit pipe or it needs to have some sort of a terminal/fitting at the end of the pipe as to perhaps prevent the jagged edges from cutting into the cable and such. also does the cable coming in and out of the conduit and into the box need some sort of tightening at the connector (the regular connector doesn't seem to be tightening the cable, only the conduit to the connector).

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You need a bushing at the top of the conduit. See the graphic from Mike Holt.


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They also make these:

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Or, you could just use the bushing shown in your graphic:

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I like Code05's fitting. Looks perfect for what I need. But they didn't have it at Lowes.
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Any supply house will have them. It is a EMT to NM/Romex adapter.
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Do not strip the sheath off of the NM going into the conduit sleeve.

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