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

on March 5, 2013

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:

  • Warehouses
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Health Care
  • Big Box Retail
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Mass Transit
  • Parking Garages
  • Some 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, as well as the App Store and Google Play as “EMT Calc.”

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