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Old 11-18-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Is there a approved method of connecting the blue SMURF tube to EMT without using a junction box?

I have a spot where it would be useful to be able to transition to smurf, but the location will not be accessable so I can't put a pull box there.

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Old 11-18-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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Yep carlon is one brand they look like this and are called transition adapters. I had to go to the carlon site to find out cause I never use the stuff....


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Yep carlon is one brand they look like this and are called transition adapters. I had to go to the carlon site to find out cause I never use the stuff....
Thanks. I should have been smart enough to look at there web site.

I just used a piece of the smurf tube for a 12 foot run between the joists and into the crawl space, would have taken me well over a hour to get emt into that space. I am only using smurf in areas that are conceled / protected from damage, everything exposed is in EMT. Smurf still seems much better than romex. And I really like THHN, so much easier to work with than NM.

Why don't you ever use smurf?

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I just don't like the stuff over other wiring methods. It has to many restrictions when exposed. And I don't like the color......
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Smurf tube(never heard it called that until i saw it on this board) has it uses. it is very handy when you have to run stuff in a poured concrete floor.

I was just going to remind you to pull a ground in the smurf, you probably know that but it is easy to forget epescially when it is mixed in with EMT.
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Smurf tube(never heard it called that until i saw it on this board) has it uses. it is very handy when you have to run stuff in a poured concrete floor.

I was just going to remind you to pull a ground in the smurf, you probably know that but it is easy to forget epescially when it is mixed in with EMT.
It's may be redundant, but I have been pulling a green 12 gage ground with everything I do. Even thought my EMT is really well put together and I am sure it serves will as a grounding path. Several people here recomended that I pull a ground to reduce the risk of arcing to conduit in the event of a fault.

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