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    Default Metal flexible conduits to A/Cs

    Do you all write up the metal flexible conduits as a defect? I didn't see any deficiencies with the conduit itself...

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    Default Re: Metal flexible conduits to A/Cs

    Quote Originally Posted by brianmiller View Post
    Do you all write up the metal flexible conduits as a defect? I didn't see any deficiencies with the conduit itself...

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    Are you talking about flexround ducts? or Electrical conduit?

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    Default Re: Metal flexible conduits to A/Cs

    Do you mean non insulated metal flex duct? Yes, I write it up.


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    Default Re: Metal flexible conduits to A/Cs

    As a defect NO.
    I write them up as subject to rust and should be upgraded to a weather-tight material. Some may call it Seal-tight material.

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    Default Re: Metal flexible conduits to A/Cs

    Flexible Metal Conduit is no longer permitted for use in wet locations. (2008 NEC 348.12 )
    When it was allowed, the conductors inside it needed to rated for wet locations also.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    As a defect NO.
    I write them up as subject to rust and should be upgraded to a weather-tight material. Some may call it Seal-tight material.

    rick
    The technical and correct term is Liquidtight flexible metal conduit (LFMC) or
    Liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit ( LFNC)

    Sealtight is a brand of LFMC like romex is a brand of NM cable.
    ( but everyone calls it sealtight and romex , just like band-aid and kleenex)


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