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Old 04-19-2019, 10:01 PM   #1
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Some places if I ask for RMC straps, I get regular looking straps that look just slightly heavier than EMT one hole straps. Other places, they give me the heavy malleable straps with the spacers.



The spacers give you some room around the coupling so it lays a bit straighter. Other than that, is there any major reason to use one or the other?
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For the spacers, there is no need to worry about a box offset if you are using an FS box or a Tee, or L fitting for surface runs.

I haven't had the spacers "thrown in" with one type of strap vs another. Most times I've just used the straps similar to a thicker one hole EMT strap.
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We call what you have pictured as "backs and straps". We use them with rigid all the time for the reasons glen mentioned.


We call the regular straps, 1 or 2 hole heavy wall straps, the type that look like regular emt straps.
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(d) indoor wet locations. In portions of dairy processing facilities, laundries, canneries, and other indoor wet locations, and in locations where walls are frequently washed or where there are surfaces of absorbent materials, such as damp paper or wood, the entire wiring system, where installed exposed, including all boxes, fittings, raceways, and cable used therewith, shall be mounted so that there is at least a 6-mm (1∕4-in.) airspace between it and the wall or supporting surface.
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We call what you have pictured as "backs and straps". We use them with rigid all the time for the reasons glen mentioned.


We call the regular straps, 1 or 2 hole heavy wall straps, the type that look like regular emt straps.
We call them two piece straps. You can't use one without the other.
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