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I'm redoing a room and removing as much of the conduit as possible. I've left a good 5 feet of wire sticking out from the conduit stubs where the conduit goes from above the t-bar down through the masonry to the plug outlets (conduit cannot be removed).
The conduit was used as the ground and there is no ground wire in the emt. I want to avoid fishing down a ground wire to each outlet in this old building.

Is there any way that I can maintain the conduit as my grounding path while using a piece of flex to go from the 1/2" emt stub coming out of the brick wall to a 4"x4" JB? Do connectors exist for this combination?

Can I use some sort of metal compression strap on the conduit with a bare ground ty-wrapped to the flex and then brought into the 4"x4" JB and then grounded with the other ground wires?
 

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Check with your AHJ (people who issue permits and do inspections).

#1 they see a lot of cases of people trying to solve the same problem, and have a sense of what to use.

#2 if there are any regulatory issues with removing the conduit, they can tell you that too.

Generally builders don’t install conduit for no reason. They have a city requirement etc. they are dealing with.

If you are opposed to the idea of talking to the AHJ, then talk to in-town electrical supply houses and ask them what they recommend. They can tell you the exact same stuff. By “electrical supply house” I mean literally that, NOT Home Depot or ACE.
 

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I ended up doing that and I'm installing an 1110 utility box on the conduit stub with a metal flex going to a jb. I also put a ground wire from the 1110 to the jb because there was ample room.
 
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