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    Seems like a nice hole in a cement slab with some rust about would qualify as a usuable chase.

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    Ok gents made some progress over the weekend. I removed the island and dug out the conduit, it was a little rusted but only in the section I cut off so no reason to replace all of it. I installed a new section with compression fittings in another trench I dug. How did I do?



    I also learned how NOT to bend EMT.


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    If you needed the dust storm and the excercise, it was a great validation of my point that emt in dry cement lasts as long as the cement.
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    It was both of those but also necessary as the island that this circuit services is moving. Was just looking for some final verification that it looks done correctly before I seal it up.

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    Told you before that while previously they allowed emt, if you want validation for today's codes, you won't get it. Work done today is supposed to meet today's codes. Yes, it will probably last a long time, but if you had a bit more moisture under/in the slab, you'd have a pile of rust. The codes are written for those what-if situations so things will work anywhere/anytime and last. You are not allowed to decide on your own what good enough is when you wish to get it inspected.
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    EMT is still legal in concrete, even "for today's codes". PVC may be better but not required. Not busting up the entire kitchen floor if I don't have to.

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