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Old 03-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #16
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Alright I think I'm in good shape. Got the compression fittings to cap off the EMT and connect to a rigid / threaded LB connector. 6" rigid for the vertical, and then threaded hub with a gasket to fit the box. I don't see water getting in there anywhere.

Do you want pipe tape on outdoor threaded joints? i.e. will it block the electrical connection there?
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What compression fittings did you get ?
The Halex at HD are indoor compression fittings.
Rain tight fittings are rated "wet location".
They look similar, but are different.
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I love watching these simple projects turn into difficult ones....
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What compression fittings did you get ?
Rain tight fittings are rated "wet location".
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Halex-1-2...1631/100129507
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I love watching these simple projects turn into difficult ones....
Well... I wouldn't say it reached "difficult" stage -- I just wanted it done right. Whoever did it the first time indeed had indoor fittings.

Another outdoor conduit (takes a low voltage line from my water meter to the outside sensor) I redid... was so full of water the entire inside was filled with rust. It is awful that A) conduit is required here for every little thing even low-voltage wires, and B) ppl install it but then put in wrong fittings which negates all the benefit of having conduit, and C) whoever installed the AC must not have had it permitted cuz I can't imagine an inspector would pass an indoor 90 in a wet location.

I'm pretty confident what I have now will work, so I appreciate the advice!
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Another outdoor conduit (takes a low voltage line from my water meter to the outside sensor) I redid... was so full of water the entire inside was filled with rust.
If it was buried, it wouldn't have mattered what kind of fittings or conduit was used...it would have been full of water eventually.

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