Introduction: How to Repair and Remove Conduit for Electric Wires

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Let me teach you how to easily repair and remove conduit for electric wires.
For the full guide and more tips read the post in 123 Do It Yourself blog: http://123doityourself.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/22/

Step 1: Shut Off the Electricity Flow

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This step is the most important one for your own safety.

Step 2: Disconnect the Wires Near the Damage

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Step 3: Pull One End of the Wires Out of the Conduit

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Step 4: Unscrew or Use Pliers to Remove Conduit Supports

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Step 5: Unscrew the Electrical Conduit Fittings

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use a wrench to unscrew the electrical conduit fittings on both ends or use a pipe cutter or conduit saw to cut out the damaged section of conduit (depends on the size of the damage). Cut a couple of cm extra into the undamaged parts of the conduit.
Get rid of conduit pipes that were damaged

Step 6: Measurements

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Measure the size of the part needed to be replaced

Step 7: Cut a Part of Conduit Tubing

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With a pipe cutter or conduit saw.

Step 8: If Possible - Pull Cables Out of the Conduit

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Step 9: Place the Wire in the New Conduit

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Step 10: Screw Tightly

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Screw tightly electric conduit connectors over your cut piece of conduit and over the existing conduit on both sides using a wrench

Step 11: Screw Back the Conduit Supports

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Step 12: Pull the Wire

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Pull the wire through the conduit using a threading tool.

Step 13: Reconnect the Wires to There Original Place

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Step 14: Turn the Electricity Back On

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Step 15: Get More Tips and Tricks

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You are more then welcome to read  the full guide with more tips and tricks, for example, how to make the job much easier by attaching a fishing tape to the wires. Learn how to uninstall conduit calbes

Comments

bat159 (author)2014-08-22

If I am replacing the old wiring in a conduit, I will try to leave one or two of the old wires and use them to pull the new wire in.

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