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    Burial of EMT

    Does anyone bury EMT in any of their installations? If yes, what kind of fittings do you use?

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    I wouldn't recommend it anywhere there's moisture in the soil. It's not adequately corrosion-resistant.

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    The only time I bury EMT is when I using it as a stake to hold up some PVC that's about to get concreted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    The only time I bury EMT is when I using it as a stake to hold up some PVC that's about to get concreted.
    That's about it.
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    Good idea or not, EMT is now allowed to be buried according to 2017 NEC. 358.10(B) kind of was overhauled. I guess you could bury EMT before but it just mentioned corrosion protection and suitable for the the condition. Now that section is a little more descriptive.
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    The only place I would recommend burying EMT is in the mojave desert. To answer your question, you would use compression fittings.

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    No, I never bury EMT. If I need to go underground, I use PVC, HDPE, UF, and in last resorts, IMC and RMC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    The only place I would recommend burying EMT is in the mojave desert. To answer your question, you would use compression fittings.

    -Hal
    it's pretty alkaline there, up to 9.0. it won't hold up well.

    and we all know EMT won't hold up most anywhere. why
    you'd consider it is a bit of a mystery to me, with PVC being
    cheaper, faster, and better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
    it's pretty alkaline there, up to 9.0. it won't hold up well.

    and we all know EMT won't hold up most anywhere. why
    you'd consider it is a bit of a mystery to me, with PVC being
    cheaper, faster, and better.
    PVC isnt biodegradable....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    The only time I bury EMT is when I using it as a stake to hold up some PVC that's about to get concreted.
    If there was either a like button or a thanks for this useful post button I would hit that......
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