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Old 01-20-2019, 07:55 PM
slip knot slip knot is offline
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if its buried its PVC otherwise emt.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:18 PM
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Unless it's underground, or needs corrosion resistance, EMT.
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:29 PM
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EMT above ground in dry locations.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:17 PM
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I did not think about underground installs.
That is a whole different world of needs.

Due to local variances,
I would go with the local experience.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:03 AM
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I recently finished building my shop. I ran 4" PVC underground for the 400 amp service. For all of the wiring in the shop with the exception of the bathroom which I used MC cable it's completely done in EMT. I made runs from the panel up to where the wall meets the ceiling and then dropped down every other 6x6 and hit a double duplex receptacle, with each receptacle on its own circuit. I have a 200 Amp 42 circuit MLO panel on the big side of the building and then a 100 Amp MLO panel on the shop side.
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