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    Has anyone seen this type of material before? I am not sure if this is wrapped around a metal conduit or not.

    Thanks,

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Stouffer View Post
    Has anyone seen this type of material before? I am not sure if this is wrapped around a metal conduit or not.

    Thanks,

    Ryan
    Well it says "pipewrap" on the it! So logic would make me think that it is wrapped around the conduit..

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    Okay. Maybe I should be more specific. I am 99% sure that it is wrapped around the conduit but I have never seen this type of material wrapped around a conduit before. Does anyone have any useful information as to why they may have done this?

    Thanks,

    Ryan


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    PASCO’s “All Weather” Pipe Protection Tape is a tough
    PVC plastic tape with special high tack adhesives formulated
    to resist corrosion. It is easy to apply by hand with no
    special tools or equipment. It provides positive protection
    against abrasion and corrosive action for steel pipe, fittings
    & electrical conduit systems.
    Uses:
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    Thanks. I appreciate it.


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    The NEC has the following regarding direct burial of metal conduit.

    300.6 Protection Against Corrosion and Deterioration.
    Raceways, cable trays, cablebus, auxiliary gutters, cable
    armor, boxes, cable sheathing, cabinets, elbows, couplings,
    fittings, supports, and support hardware shall be of materials
    suitable for the environment in which they are to be
    installed.

    (3) In Concrete or in Direct Contact with the Earth.
    Ferrous metal raceways, cable armor, boxes, cable sheathing,
    cabinets, elbows, couplings, nipples, fittings, supports,
    and support hardware shall be permitted to be installed in
    concrete or in direct contact with the earth, or in areas
    subject to severe corrosive influences where made of material
    approved for the condition, or where provided with
    corrosion protection approved for the condition.

    Most soil has a corrosive effect on metallic conduit and wrapping is good practice in any case.

    PVC is generally a better option. I've dug up plenty of metallic conduit that consisted of a tube of asphalt/rubber filled with iron oxide



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