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  • Threading Alum Conduit

    Do you need special dies for alum conduit

  • #2
    Re: Threading Alum Conduit

    are you threading a taper or straight electrical threads?

    i would think the oil is more critical and new sharp high speed dies.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Threading Alum Conduit

      Perhaps the reply should be a question...

      Why do you want/need to thread aluminum electrical conduit?
      The conduit is "thin" compared to plumbing galvanized or black pipe!


      Cactus Man

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      • #4
        Re: Threading Alum Conduit

        actually they make sch 40 aluminum conduit in the larger sizes. i know it was a weight factor. not sure if grounding was also a bonus.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: Threading Alum Conduit

          Tapered Elec Treads with brand new dies. Dies are cutting too deep

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          • #6
            Re: Threading Alum Conduit

            what die head are you using?

            dies are adjustable and the easiest way to pre adjust them is to take a factory nipple and snug up the dies while you thread them onto the nipple. once fully on, tighten down the screw/ screws.

            what size and what die/ machine? hand or electric?

            are the threads cutting good?

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Threading Alum Conduit

              Yes they do make rigid aluminum conduit that is practically sch 40. We used miles of this stuff in a textile mill to prevent sparking of hit by a ferrous object. As far as the threads being cut too deep, I think this would/should be a matter of die adjustment or maybe checking the dies to assure you have the correct ones. David

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