Ask Your Electrician San Diego – What Is Electrical Conduit?
Though it typically resides way behind the scenes, in walls and crawlspaces, electrical conduit is essential to the safe and consistent operation of your electrical system. Conduit is a closed pipe or duct that is used to channel and protect electrical wiring throughout your home. It can be found in a variety of sizes, including round, oval and square. In most cases, aluminum, PVC plastic or steel is used to make up this tubing.
One of the main reasons that your electrician in San Diego uses conduit to help route the wiring in your home is to help protect it from weathering, moisture and rodent damage. Furthermore, conduits do wonders when it comes to keeping a home’s electrical system neat, clean and orderly. The end product is an electrical system that is well-protected from elements, pests and easy to maintain and navigate.
The type of conduit that your electrician San Diego uses most frequently is round conduit. Under certain situations, however, square conduit may make a better fit. Square ducting is designed to be open on one side so that the wiring can be accessed easier from that side of the duct. In addition to the conduit itself, a number of different fittings and connections must be utilized in order to connect the conduit to other pieces of conduit, wall studs and ceiling joists. To make this easier, a number of different fittings, joints, inspection boxes, sockets and junction boxes have been designed. These implements are utilized in order to make your wiring easier to find, organize, inspect and maintain.
If you have any questions about your home’s electrical system, don’t hesitate to contact Green Electric Solutions. If it has been a while since your last electrical safety inspection, we would be more than happy to send someone out to provide you with a full safety assessment.