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  1. Boring conduit holes thru 2x4 studs?

    Electrical
    I'm in the process of wiring a generator subpanel two stud bays over from a main panel. I'm going to connect the two panels with EMT conduit which will be how almost every circuit is wired in the sub. After doing the fill calcs, I'll either need a 1-1/2" EMT conduit, or two parellel 1"...
  2. 3/4" EMT to 1" FMT

    Electrical
    For context, I'm working on installing a transfer switch, and re-routing some on-wall conduit to be more in-wall than it was before. This conduit contains 3 #8 THHN wires. This is the red line in the image below. The section in question here is the 90 degree turn below the "future transfer...
  3. Raceway from flush mount service panel

    Electrical
    • Plan to install 240V 6-20R receptacle to left of window (see photo), for portable EV charger, approx 6 ft. horizontal run • Portable EV charger has built-in GFCI protection - don't plan on using GFCI breaker • In summer, window is left open - some rain below window is possible • Existing...
  4. CEC For indoor surface and conceled EMT in house.

    Electrical
    Hi, everyone. This is my first post. I bought a house with really nice old plaster walls that i would like to keep in the best shape possible. The wiring is also very old and needs to be replaced. There are some places i can get at, but most of it is behind those nice walls. What i would like...
  5. Running Wire to Detached Garage?

    Electrical
    Hello All! I have been reading a lot of different forums trying to find an answer to my question but it seems there is a lot of different interpretation to code. Since all the questions I have seen vary slightly from what I need to ask I figure I will register and post. Here is what I PLAN to...
  6. Exterior Conduit - Best Option

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, I'm getting the outside unit of our heat pump moved to make way for a new deck. The unit will be moved from the south-east side of the house to the middle of the south side of the house. I'm going to prepare everything for the move so the HVAC can just dis-charge/disconnect the old...
  7. T conduit

    Electrical
    Hi all, I am running some conduit for external backyard lighting. I will be running 1/2" EMT and need a T condulet - I am only able to find rigid T condulets - everything else will be coupled with set screw EMT connectors. Am I better off finding an EMT condulet, or just go with a rigid one and...
  8. Receptacle Terminal Short to Conduit Connector

    Electrical
    Hello All, I'm running new receptacles in my garage through EMT. When I went to install the first receptacle (GFCI) in the run, I noticed that the hot terminal shorts to the EMT connector inside the box. Looks like this is just a problem with the GFCI as its deeper (I'm using the "slim"...
  9. Conduit shredding outer sheath...tips please.

    Electrical
    Hey, today I was running individual conductors through 40 feet of emt for receptacles every 10 feet. I ran 4 wires to the end, but pulled one back through the last two boxes as I only needed 3-wire for the last two. Anyway, when I pulled the one wire back I realized that the clear, outer...
  10. Illinois EMT woes...

    Electrical
    I live in Illinois, and I have to run metal conduit in my basement. So I have all this half inch conduit and i just want to put a few outlets in. My question is do I have to run it through the studs (it would be a pain in the a** to not only drill all the holes but muscle it through every...
  11. Several basic questions re: outdoor floodlight install

    Electrical
    Hi: Recently moved from NYC (very restrictive building codes) to Los Angeles (seemingly less so). The task is this: Got a stucco house with a medium-sized porch roof attached to the front of it, supported by columns. Over the front door is a standard outdoor porch light. I want to tap into...
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