How come when you call suppliers for raintight fittings , they still give you the old style compression type when the code calls for raintight. Do they even make a raintight connector UL listed. Are the inspectors enforcing this.
They make them but many supply companies have no idea that there is a difference between compression and RT fittings. I have done jobs in the past with compression simple because I thought they were RT fittings- didn't know there was a difference.
I also don't think most inspectors know the difference or don't take them apart to find out.
I also have never had a problem with the compression ones outdoor-- that I know about. :grin:
Our supply houses know the difference around here. The cost is a HUGE difference. The raintight conn/coup from one supply house have a bluish green tint to them, so there's no way you can confuse them with regular compression fittings.
Around here, many people called any compression fittings raintight. Then when specific raintight fittings came along it caused some confusion. Most inspectors here look for them & ask about them on outdoor jobs.