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How 20-Foot Conduit Can Benefit Your Next Project

Switching from the familiar to the unfamiliar can be a difficult change for anyone, and it's no different for contractors when deciding to specify a new product for their next project. Sure, the unfamiliar is intimidating, but it also holds the potential to completely revolutionize the way you do business, complete projects, and save money.

Slightly partial to our own 20-foot FastrakTM Plus EMT and DuraGuardTM conduit products, we've identified several advantages of switching from standard 10-foot products to longer, more efficient 20-foot products. Sharing that knowledge with you, below I'll outline some benefits of using 20-foot conduit, in addition to the projects that are most suited for 20' EMT.

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Projects Most Suitable for 20-Foot Conduit

While I'd love to tell you, "use 20-foot conduit for every project", the truth is it's not ideal for all applications. However, it is highly effective for long-run applications. In fact, the 20' product saved one of our customer's team 15 to 20 minutes of installation time per 100 feet.

Some projects applications that have seen just how beneficial 20' conduit is include:

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20’ EMT: Faster Installs, Less Handling, Less Labor and Fewer Couplings

Each electrical install has its unique challenges. While not suitable for every job, 20 Foot EMT and rigid conduit may be a simple way to lower project costs. That’s because it reduces the number of required connections while still conforming to the same high manufacturing standards of 10-foot lengths.

20-foot lengths are ideal for:

WarehousesManufacturing FacilitiesHealth CareBig Box RetailEnergyInfrastructureMass TransitParking GaragesSome contractors that pre-fabricate stub-ups etc. have standardized on 20 Foot EMT to reduce waste.

We put two crews to the test. Each crew was instructed to install a 100 foot run of 2-inch EMT. The red crew used 10-foot lengths of Wheatland EMT and the yellow crew used 20-foot lengths. Check out the video and see which team won: 

Our free calculator app ‘EMT Calc’ calculates the monetary difference between using 20' rather than 10' EMT. It is available at wheatland.com/worksmarter, as well as the App Store and Google Play as "EMT Calc."

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