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I think you need fittings listed as "raintight" - but I am not sure.
 

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you can use regular compression fittings I do not know of a brand that isn't considered rain tight, although I know steel city makes a water proof compression fitting that is similar to a ltmf fitting that is what I prefer. If you can wait a little bit I can get you a part number from my steel city book when I get home.


edit: they do not off the water proof fitting anymore apparently, I can't find it in my new 2008 steel city book but it is in the 2006 i keep in the van. I find it odd that they would discontinue it, but alas I doubt many were used as a plain ol' compression does fine.
 

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Golden Controls
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for a fitting to be used outside where it is subject to wetness, it must be a raintight fitting and listed as so. NEC requires it. A standard compression fitting is not listed as raintight.

raintight fittings

an old bit of info on raintight fittings. Don;t know if it is still applicable.

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I haven't ever used a compression fitting that wasn't listed as raintight I'm sure they exist but I don't know how many of us use them
 

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I haven't ever used a compression fitting that wasn't listed as raintight I'm sure they exist but I don't know how many of us use them
actually, I can't buy ones that are listed raintight.

No wholesaler in my area carries them in house that I can find.

I suggest you look closely to be sure your are raintight. They have a seal in them that the non-raintight fittings don't
 

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Golden Controls
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actually, I can't buy ones that are listed raintight.

No wholesaler in my area carries them in house that I can find.

I suggest you look closely to be sure your are raintight. They have a seal in them that the non-raintight fittings don't
The fittings I use have the plastic piece in them that the regular compression fittings do not. I buy mine from the local IRBY wholesaler
 

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I don;t really see the need for raintight since a RMC install typically isn;t anymore raintight that emp with standard compression fittings BUT NEC does require them if using EMT where it would be required.

I do not like PVC above ground, especially where it is expsoed to temp swing. The coefficient of expansion is too great and it ends up looking like crap. EMT is about 1/5 the cost of RMC so cost becomes an issue real quick.
 

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is there a seal that goes w/ emt compression fittings to make it rain tight ? or is no good to use emt where it may be subject to rain
What is the task your trying to accomplish? Why not PVC if water is an issue? Could you use sealtite if an RMC can't be used?
 
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