Running Conduit Into an Electrical Outlet Box

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Running conduit into an electrical outlet box will require you to pay attention to the moisture in the area. Run conduit into an electrical outlet box with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello everyone, I'm Joshua Clement and this is how to run conduit into an electrical outlet box. Now a lot of times you want to run conduit in high moisture areas to keep that water out of the electrical system. For this job you are going to need a conduit connecter, an electrical box, and a Phillips head screwdriver. When you are getting a connecter you want to make sure that it has a lock nut on there. So that way when you go into the electrical box you can tighten that down so it's not going to break out of there. So the first thing we're going to do is take our electrical box and locate it on the sides or some knockout rings. We're going to go ahead and knock one of those out whether it be on the back side, the top, or on either side. It kind of depends on where you are running your electric from. So we're going to go ahead and pop this out. After that's knocked out we're going to take our connecter, place it through the hole, hold it in place. Take a nut and tighten it on. Now to make sure it's nice and tight I'm going to take my screwdriver and knock it down on these lips on my connecter. Just snugs it up a little bit. After that you are going to take your conduit and run it into the connector until you hit the stopping point. You are going to take your Phillips head screwdriver and tighten down the setting screw. Making sure your conduit is properly connected to your outlet box will keep your conduit from falling off and ripping your wires or cutting them on the box itself which will make it short out. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project.

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