Does Rigid Aluminum Conduit Meet the Same Code Requirements As Rigid Steel Conduit?

Can I Use Galvanized Fittings With Rigid Aluminum Conduit?

  • YES- NEC 344.10(A) Allows the use of either aluminum or galvanized fittings

Will Cutting & Threading Aluminum Be Harder Than Steel?

  • NO– Use your standard cutting tools & dies and you’ll get fast, easy cuts & threads

Any Differences for Bending Aluminum Conduit?

  • NO– Use your standard equipment, but it will be much easier
  • You Can Even Use an EMT Bender on Sizes <1”

Is It Harder to Pull Cables Through Aluminum Conduit?

  • NO- Independent tests show that aluminum & steel are comparable, details are available.

Why Is Rigid Aluminum Conduit Less Expensive Than Steel?

  • The combination of extrusion technology and the weight of the material:
  • Aluminum extrusion is much more productive than its steel counterpart.
  • Since aluminum weighs 1/3 as much as steel, you can cover 3 times the distance with the same amount of weight. 1 pound of aluminum = 3 pounds of steel

Are There Any Applications Where You Would Not Want to Use Aluminum?

  • YES– When buried in concrete or soil, we recommend using PVC coated Rigid Aluminum Conduit.
  • Certain chlorine-based chemicals may reduce the life of steel or aluminum conduit, in these applications we recommend using PVC coated Rigid Aluminum Conduit.

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