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Thread: Running RMC, techniques

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    If you are a union member, you can usually use the equipment at the apprenticeship training center.

    If you are friends with other ECs, you can usually borrow equipment from them.

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    Coupling

    http://www.alliedeg.us/wp-content/up...tion-steps.jpg

    Here is another coupling saw when googling.
    Not sure if it's rated for outdoor location...

    I'll ask supply house about getting a shorter section threaded...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sw_ross View Post
    http://www.alliedeg.us/wp-content/up...tion-steps.jpg

    Here is another coupling saw when googling.
    Not sure if it's rated for outdoor location...

    I'll ask supply house about getting a shorter section threaded...
    Cool item, gotta look it up later.
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    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by sw_ross View Post
    http://www.alliedeg.us/wp-content/up...tion-steps.jpg

    Here is another coupling saw when googling.
    Not sure if it's rated for outdoor location...

    I'll ask supply house about getting a shorter section threaded...
    Doesn't that come already installed on the RMC from the factory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Doesn't that come already installed on the RMC from the factory?
    Good eye. I zoomed and I think I see crimp/compression marks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sw_ross View Post
    http://www.alliedeg.us/wp-content/up...tion-steps.jpg

    Here is another coupling saw when googling.
    Not sure if it's rated for outdoor location...

    I'll ask supply house about getting a shorter section threaded...
    Looks like that might be permanently attached to end of a full piece and threads onto another piece. Not a stand alone coupling.

    Also looks like it is only available in 2-1/2 to 5 inch trade size.

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    The idea is that you can bend the conduit and still be able to turn the coupling without turning the conduit. Big improvement when running large conduit with big elbows.
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    HD, Lowes and many hardware stores have threaders if they sell pipe. I've gone that route when I had one or two ends. Just bring your pipe and throw them a few bucks.

    -Hal

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    HD, Lowes and many hardware stores have threaders if they sell pipe. I've gone that route when I had one or two ends. Just bring your pipe and throw them a few bucks.

    -Hal
    Here, HD threads pipe, Lowes does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    Somebody recently mentioned going to HD or Lowes and getting a stick of EMT, grabbing a bender and making needed bends, putting bender back on shelf and proceeding to cashier to pay for bent piece of raceway.
    That was me. I'd be embarrassed to say how many times I had to do it because my bender wasn't on the job with me, but hey, I was headed to the store for pipe anyway. Small jobs, too, so bend location wasn't critical or I had the measurement with me. Heck, most of the time I remembered to bring my tape measure with me into the store. Guess what I did if I forgot?

    They do threading at these stores, but it's done in the plumbing section, and you probably have no choice but to get tapered threads.

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