# Is electrical conduit measured inside or outside?

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## Is conduit measured inside or outside?

Tubing is measured by the OUTSIDE DIAMETER (O.D.), specified in inches (e.g., 1.250) or fraction of an inch (eg. 1-1/4″).

## How is electrical conduit measured?

Measure the Outside Diameter (OD) of your pipe or pipe fitting:

1. Wrap a string around the pipe.
2. Mark the point where the string touches together.
3. Use a ruler or measuring tape to find the length between the tip of the string and the mark you made (circumference)
4. Divide the circumference by 3.14159.

## Is electrical conduit ID or OD?

For instance, a 1-inch rigid conduit will have an ID of 1.063 inch nominal while a 1 inch intermediate metallic conduit will have an ID of 1.12 inch nominal, yet both have the same knockout size of 1.375 inches.

## What are the 4 common sizes of conduit?

Some typical US Customary trade sizes for conduit are ½, ¾, 1, and up to 4. Outside the US, conduit sizes are typically measured in millimeters and are based on the outer diameter. Some common metric outer diameter sizes are 20 mm, 25 mm, 32 mm, 40 mm and 50 mm.

## What are the sizes of electrical conduit?

Electrical conduit sizes

• A 20 mm conduit has O.D. 20 mm.
• A 25 mm conduit has O.D. 25 mm.
• A 32 mm conduit has O.D. 32 mm.
• A 40 mm conduit has O.D. 40 mm.
• A 50 mm conduit has O.D. 50 mm.
• A 63 mm conduit has O.D. 63 mm.
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## How many wires can you put in a 1/2 inch conduit?

Allowable Conduit Fill Capacities

Size and Type of Conduit 14 AWG Wire 12 AWG Wire
1/2-inch EMT 12 9
3/4-inch EMT 22 16
1-inch EMT 35 26
1 1/2-inch EMT 84 61

## What is the smallest electrical conduit?

The inside diameter of 0.75-inch rigid metal conduit is 0.824 inches. (Note that this is typically the smallest tubing recommended for raceway in homes and industrial buildings, according to the Steel Tube Institute.) A conduit trade size of 1 inch has an actual inner diameter of 1.049 inches.

## What is the ID of 1 conduit?

Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT) – Thinwall Conduit