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How Deep Should An Electrical Conduit Be Buried

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Electrical conduits are the lifelines of modern infrastructure, seamlessly transporting power through a labyrinth of hidden pathways. Ensuring these vital channels are safely tucked away beneath the surface is crucial for the well-being of both the electrical system and those who interact with it. With that in mind, we prepare this comprehensive guide for you to navigate the depths of electrical conduit installation. Now, let's begin our quest to master the art of burying electrical conduits!

Types of Electrical Conduits & Their Applications

Electrical conduits can be separated into two broader categories of metal and non-metal electrical conduits. There are different types in each category. The various types of metal electrical conduits include:

1. Rigid Metal Conduit

Rigid metal conduit is made with galvanized steel and threaded fittings. It's extremely strong but also highly expensive in labor and materials. It's possible for aluminum to be used in the creation of rigid metal conduits. However, the material usually needs an additional coating for more corrosion resistance.

2. Galvanized rigid steel

Galvanized rigid steel is used in outdoor and indoor applications. It's made with a durable steel, which allows it to have high UV stability and impact resistance. Because of its heavy weight, it's expensive and difficult to install.

3. Intermediate metal conduit

Intermediate metal conduit has a slightly lower weight than rigid metal conduit but is solely used in outdoor spaces. It's relatively affordable and can be coated. While this type of underground electrical conduit accommodates more wire fill than the alternatives, it's more likely to be damaged.