Tips for choosing Flexible Conduits
When it comes to choosing a flexible conduit, you’re bound to find exactly what you’re looking for at Flex It. With a wide range of types to choose from, you can bet you’ll discover a flexible conduit that suits your specific application, don’t hesitate to browse the range of products supplied by Flex it today!
Flexible or Rigid?
There are several conduits to choose from, offering suitability for the home. A rigid conduit offers more stability than the flexible ones, however, the flexible conduit can be used to suit almost any application due to its adaptability.
Plastic or Metal?
Needless to say, both materials are used for flexible conduits in the home, offering a protective solution for keeping wires safe and secure.
Regardless of whether you choose a plastic or a metal flexible conduit, you can rest assured that they will keep wires in one place and make it easier for you to identify which wire leads where.
A plastic rigid PVC or a Liquid Tight conduit will provide additional protection from damage. These are used for underground heating and are the easiest conduit to work with for underground applications. As well as this, these are an inexpensive solution for maintaining wires for longer.
The metal conduit is usually made from galvanised steel or aluminium. The metallic flexible conduit is generally used for residential properties. More often than not, this flexible conduit is best used to connect wires to a power supply, preventing the risk of hazards.
The metallic liquid flexible conduit can be used industrially and commercially but can also be used domestically for electrical ovens.
Once you’ve decided which flexible conduit suits your requirements, you may want to consider the following tips for installing conduits safely and efficiently:
Be mindful of power.
Before you even attempt to touch electricals, you need to make sure that the power is turned off. This not only improves safety in your home or business but prevents the risk of injury.
Rectifying defects to the conduit.
When it comes to protecting electrical wires, you can be sure that Flex It provide a suitable solution, taking into consideration your electrics.
The purpose of the flexible conduit is to prevent your wires from becoming damaged; maintaining high-quality standards, therefore, it’s essential that they are installed correctly.
A flexible conduit will protect your wires from corrosion and moisture, making sure that your wires are protected.
Cut to length.
The flexible conduit that Flex It supply can be used for countless applications, hence why it’s so important that it can be cut to length. When cutting the flexible conduit, it’s recommended that you use a hacksaw.
Due to the spiral construction of the conduit, you should cut it at an angle, making sure that only one ribbon is cut all of the way through. By cutting the conduit to the right size, you can keep your wires secure and prevent any leaks. To minimise ragged edges, you’ll need to wrap the ends of the conduit in tape!
For more information, get in touch with the team at Flex It!