Connecting two junction boxes

ylmzmDecember 17, 2013

This might be something very simple, but I could not find how I can do it:

There are two existing junction boxes, each has a side dimension of 16 inches facing each other at a distance of 7 inches. I want to add a 1.5" EMT between these two junction boxes. I can open the knock-outs and make it ready to install the conduit, but the problem is that the conduit would not fit in there with the male connectors attached. Is there a male connector for EMT that can slide back onto the pipe to allow me to install it ? Or is there any other way I can use?

Thanks!

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jreagan_gw

Can you cut it and use one of these in the middle?

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    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 5:30PM
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btharmy

Is EMT required? Is PVC an option? Use PVC conduit with a coupling glued on each end that just fits between the boxes. Install a box/panel adapter into each coupling from inside each box. Done. You could accomplish the same thing with EMT. It requires more fittings and the use of a chase nipple where some might say it is not approved for the purpose.

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    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 6:03PM
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ylmzm

Thanks all. PVC idea seems like a good option.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2013 at 9:36PM
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