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Old 01-19-2019, 06:45 PM
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Default pvc or emt conduit

Hello all, planing on installing some recess lighting in my garage and will be tying into an outlet box for power. will run the wires through conduit and securing to wall surface. any advantages or disadvantages between EMT vs PVC conduit? Thanks
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:16 PM
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I prefer EMT if exposed.
Much more impact resistance.

Measure everything so it is square and level and,
to me, it just looks more professional and inspector friendly.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:01 PM
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I have never met inspector friendly?
OTOH I have never met an inspector that I had trouble with because I knew what I was doing and always consulted the inspector when dealing with grey areas.
Inspectors are the police of the trades and they must be willing to bust your balls if the situation warrants.
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You can probably use MC cable for your lighting if the wires for the lights will be "hidden". If your code allows it.
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The first time I dealt with an electrical inspector he came to inspect my house and arrived walking with a white cane.
He had a sense of humor and said he liked to to put people at ease.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:48 AM
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The first time I dealt with an electrical inspector he came to inspect my house and arrived walking with a white cane.
He had a sense of humor and said he liked to to put people at ease.

My vote is EMT, and even more so with a wooden wall, etc.
It provides a secondary ground and a serious barrier to flame from a self destructing wire.
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I prefer EMT if exposed.
Much more impact resistance.
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My vote is EMT, and even more so with a wooden wall, etc.
It provides a secondary ground and a serious barrier to flame from a self destructing wire.
Vote for EMT.
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What gets me is most places around here Plastic weather head and pole are legal . Seems odd to me .
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My preference would be EMT too.

If you don't know how to bend it, buy 3 or 4 extra lengths ( its cheap enough) for practice bends and you'll be doing offsets like a pro by time you get to the second length.
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