Can you run Romex in a conduit?
one reason you don't put romex in conduit is because it creates more heat and is not advised in conduit if you have conduit you can run insulated wires instead it's probably cheaper. when you put romex inside conduit The Romex cannot breathe and retains too much heat.I always thought that it was okay.
Intermediate metal conduit (IMC) is a steel tubing heavier than EMT but lighter than RMC. It may be threaded. Electrical metallic tubing (EMT), sometimes called thin-wall, is commonly used instead of galvanized rigid conduit (GRC), as it is less costly and lighter than GRC.
- It can be used indoors, outdoors, underground, and in both concealed and exposed applications. IMC has a thinner wall and weighs less than RMC. IMC can be used for the same applications as galvanized RMC. EMT is the lightest-weight steel conduit manufactured.
- 6 Different Types of Electrical Conduits
- Type 1 - Rigid Non Metallic Conduit (PVC)
- Type 2 - Rigid Metal Conduit (RMC) / Rigid Steel Conduit (RSC)
- Type 3 - Intermediate Metal Conduit (IMC)
- Type 4 - Galvanized Rigid Conduit (GRC)
- Type 5 - Electrical Metal Tubing (EMT)
- Type 6 - Flexible Metal Conduit (FMC)
- PVC conduit is used primarily in electrical systems. PVC pipe thus is used to carry water, while PVC conduit typically works as housing for wiring. The only exception is if the water that will flow through the PVC conduit is not under pressure, such as in a drain pipe.
Updated: 10th October 2018