A hacksaw is recommended to cut trade sizes 11/4 and smaller. Larger trade
sizes can be cut with power cut-off equipment.
Standard EMT benders, one size larger than the size of the conduit, should
be used on conduit trade sizes 1 and smaller. For sizes over trade size 1,
conventional equipment is recommended.
Sharp dies and conventional cutting oil should be used for aluminum conduit. A
general purpose emulsifiable oil can provide excellent results.
Aluminum fittings are recommended; however, cadmium plated or galvanized
fittings are satisfactory for most installations.
FISHING AND WIRE PULLING:
Small Conduit: In trade sizes up to 11/2 and on shorter runs (up to 100 feet),
polyethylene fish tapes can be used effectively. Also recommended are round,
flexible, speedometer-type steel cables. Use of flat steel tapes should be avoided
since they tend to jam in the bends, or if not used carefully, scrape and cut
Large Conduit: For pulling large conductors through larger conduit or longer
runs, polypropylene rope is recommended. Steel pulling cables, especially
when old or frayed, can damage steel or aluminum conduit.
IN SOIL OR CONCRETE:
Underwriters’ Laboratories Electrical Construction Equipment Directory states
that aluminum conduit used in concrete or in contact with soil requires supplementary
corrosion protection. Examples of supplementary protection are paints
approved for the purpose, tape wraps approved for the purpose, or PVC coated
ALLOY: South Conduit Rigid Aluminum Conduit is manufactured of 6063 alloy
aluminum in temper designation T-1. The fittings are the same alloy.
STANDARDS: South Conduit Rigid Aluminum Conduit meets UL and CSA standards.
THREAD PROTECTORS: Color-Coded end caps keep threads clean and
sharp and help provide trade size recognition.
Even sizes are blue; 1/2 trade sizes are black; and 1/4 trade sizes are red.
Rigid Aluminum Conduit
90° Aluminum Elbows
45° Aluminum Elbows