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Old 07-29-2019, 08:43 AM   #41
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I did it every remodel job. It is a code requirement in the area I'm from. I use the word "did" because I'm not currently doing remodels. If I go back to remodeling in my home area, it will be all EMT again.

I'm faster at EMT than NM.

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I wouldn't mind learning how to do it fast. How much of a wall and ceiling do you have to open up?
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:08 AM   #42
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I was working on a sun-room upgrade in an old brick house that was to also get a mitsubishi AC unit in the ceiling. It was going to a pita for their installer to run 220 to it. But when I pulled the short baseboard for replacement, voila, live wire!, 220, not even wire-nutted. Sometimes you win with these crazy guys that come before you.
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I was working on a sun-room upgrade in an old brick house that was to also get a mitsubishi AC unit in the ceiling. It was going to a pita for their installer to run 220 to it. But when I pulled the short baseboard for replacement, voila, live wire!, 220, not even wire-nutted. Sometimes you win with these crazy guys that come before you.


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I did it every remodel job. It is a code requirement in the area I'm from. I use the word "did" because I'm not currently doing remodels. If I go back to remodeling in my home area, it will be all EMT again.

I'm faster at EMT than NM.

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Those that are familiar working with EMT can dance circles around someone not familiar with it and don't know a hickey from a pitchfork.

There are those that can dig in their heals and argue for romex,but again,given those who work with it daily can even make a good showing economically using it.

Another feature you get with EMT is a double ground,one with the wire,the other with the pipe. A while back,in a thread I mentioned having electricians pipe ceilings and then hang all ceilings with sheet rock prior to installing partitions. That makes for a superior,faster,less wasteful and much more fireproof install. Our local fire marshal loves the way we do it and wishes others in area would catch on. I suppose one could do it with romex,just easier and faster in pipe.
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Where does MDF trim constantly being installed in bathrooms and kitchens fit into that?


If one is not concerned with inviting a bunch more formaldehyde into their home and the environment impact during manufacturing,I suppose it is alright. I just never liked the grain pattern it has.
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Cheer up, at least you didn't hit this mofo with your dirt auger.

Still waiting find out if it's going to cost me anything.


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Fiber optic??
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Fiber optic??
No, thankfully the fiber is out next to the road.
Still haven't heard a peep from the phone company, so I'm guessing this line isn't in use.

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No, thankfully the fiber is out next to the road.
Still haven't heard a peep from the phone company, so I'm guessing this line isn't in use.

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Or they will wait until the day before you are about to drop a big wad of cash on a new rig or piece of equiptment. It probably won't be more than 20 or 30,000 dollars.

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Or they will wait until the day before you are about to drop a big wad of cash on a new rig or piece of equiptment. It probably won't be more than 20 or 30,000 dollars.

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Better the day before than the day after lol.

The land owner has his lawyers working on forcing the phone company to move everything out onto the poles, as this line meanders all over the 40 acre property that they are developing into a pick and pull junk yard, which is requiring a whole bunch of excavation, so hopefully it doesn't come to that.

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