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post #31 of 35 Old 11-23-2010, 10:55 AM
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Yeah, the 1" conduit is easy to install.

Do any inspectors/AHJs have issues with the blue flex conduit for low voltage, since, I believe, it's rated for line voltage?

It's perfectly legal to "downgrade" materials like that. I do know of one restriction however. You can't use fire alarm cable for anything but fire alarms - go figure!

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The ridges inside the flex conduit reduce the contact area with the cables, making the cables easier to pull.

Some rigid conduit has ridging on the inside, for the same reason.

That another benefit of the flex, compared with the gray rigid NMT/PVC.

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This is a thread that just keeps on giving (look at the dates)

Anyhow, I like the idea of using orange for all the LV, but the orange is hard to find and expensive. I plan to use 3/4" for my speaker cable runs, one 3/4" conduit for 2-3 speakers back to the equipment closet. Anyhow, to get 100' orange online can be $50+ To buy the blue stuff at the local home improvement is $30-$35. So I'll stick with the blue when I can.

For my projector - 2" orange, I'll get it online. For my screen wall 1.5" orange also online. But most of my 3/4" runs will be in blue, just to save $$$

But who knows, if I find the blue cheaper, I'll do that. For me color coding would be cool and all, but money is money rolleyes.gif

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If you are using orange conduit it would no longer be Smurf tube. Since the orange tube is more expensive you could call it "Annoying Orange" Tube. smile.gif
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If you are using orange conduit it would no longer be Smurf tube. Since the orange tube is more expensive you could call it "Annoying Orange" Tube. smile.gif

Unless you catch a warehouse foreclosure and get 200ft of 2" and 1" Kwikpath riser raceway for free! Orange not so annoying now.

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