If you are installing wires in your home and if you are considering the use of flexible conduits, it is worthwhile to know the different types you can choose from.
Flexible metallic conduits are often used in commercial buildings. This conduit is specifically used in areas where it is not possible to use a rigid conduit. It can provide ample strength and protection with the added benefit of flexibility.
Liquid tight flexible metal conduits are used to cover cables which need both flexibility and protection from moisture. This conduit has a waterproof jacket which means that it can be used in a variety of applications, including those that involve exposure to hazardous areas.
Flexible metallic tubings are probably the most popular flexible conduits because these can be easily bent and can pass through walls effortlessly. Whats more, due to the layer of waterproof PVC protecting jackets, they are also suitable for areas which are prone to moisture.
Conduits are used in order to make the installation of electrical cables easier. But in order to reap the added advantage of protection for wires and cables, it is imperative to know which conduit to use for a specific application. In some cases, the manufacturer issues recommendations for installation. For any of the following applications/situations listed below or in the absence of manufacturer’s recommendations, it will serve you well to use a liquid tight conduit.
Liquid tight conduits are perfect for use in environments that are most likely to get moist or wet. Used in conjunction with liquid tight fittings, this conduit can keep moisture at bay.If the application requires the use of liquid tight fittings with these conduits, make sure that the fittings are threaded onto the connection or, alternatively, use a junction box.