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Today my helper and I wired two separate additions on the same building. one large office area and one small dark room for processing film and he asked me why some areas I'll run mc for switch drops and outlets and sometimes i run emt and turn out 90s I was wondering how some of you guys would answer this question my answer to him was depending on how fast I needed to rough a room in for Sheetrock turning 90s is faster but for less work after Sheetrock I would run mc and tie in all the boxes so the only thing left would be to bring a feed whip up to the ceiling and tying it into a junction box fed with pipe later on.
 

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I was always taught to stub 90's out of walls on switches and MC for outlets. Allows for custom traveler colors and future needs. 90's were always faster in our case.
 

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I'm glad this has brought out all the people who like to correct people for the only reason to be an ass if only the effort was used towards something more productive
 

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I'm glad this has brought out all the people who like to correct people for the only reason to be an ass if only the effort was used towards something more productive

Who hurt you?
 
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friday night seems to bring out the best(and worst) in some of us. have a sense of humor if you want to live here!:thumbup:
 

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Just trying to see what everyone else does it doesn't hurt to try different things someone might have a better way
 

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i counter that with,' there are many situations where conduit and mc have both workability, function and economy':whistling2:esppecially in office places
 

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Usually i put switches in pipe because it's faster for me than jumping mc feeds across a large room I don't like using tons of j boxes to tie in mc whips if I run mc it's from device to device similar like you would in a house with romex and when using pipe my helper doesn't have to think of what style of wire to put in it (12-2/12-3) and I don't have to worry about being short a wire after rock is up
 

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The thing is I keep trying to find the best way to set myself up when the ceiling is open during rough in and it's about 14ft high at its peak and they will be installing a drop ceiling at 8ft so when I stub out 90s I have to find a way to support a box or pipe run so I can have access to the boxes after the ceiling has been installed I mean i can build racks but I don't like spending a lot of time hanging a rod from a z bar for one piece of 3/4 emt
 

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Usually i put switches in pipe because it's faster for me than jumping mc feeds across a large room I don't like using tons of j boxes to tie in mc whips if I run mc it's from device to device similar like you would in a house with romex and when using pipe my helper doesn't have to think of what style of wire to put in it (12-2/12-3) and I don't have to worry about being short a wire after rock is up
If Im running MC, everything gets wired with it.

Stopping to run EMT just slows me down.
 

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What I do first is layout all the boxes and my helper starts screwing them in then I start pulling mc between plug boxes and I have him bend 90s and he installs them in the switch boxes then when he's done he strips the mc and plugs them into the boxes and ties the grounds in and when I'm done I check prints and install mudrings and check any wiring he's done
 

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What I do first is layout all the boxes and my helper starts screwing them in then I start pulling mc between plug boxes and I have him bend 90s and he installs them in the switch boxes then when he's done he strips the mc and plugs them into the boxes and ties the grounds in and when I'm done I check prints and install mudrings and check any wiring he's done
See post #4 above.
 
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