As you probably know, there are many different kinds of conduit types, all needed in different scenarios y locations. How do you know which is best and when?
Amazon is the biggest online seller, and their offerings include electrical and electrician product, including conduit. Through a simple search, you can find many types of conduit types. If you click on any of these, you can find a wealth of information about the selected conduit, including physical characteristics and comments from other electricians and electrician apprentices who have worked with these and have real world recommendations.
Plus, you can get reviews and comments on other products and tools that you’ll need when working with conduits, such as conduit benders and similar products.
If you’re just starting out as an electrician, the best place to learn about conduit types and uses is through an electrician apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are often a required step in formal electrician training (this depends on your jurisdiction). Apprenticeships are a great opportunity to get hands on experience and work along an experienced professional.
Manufacturer websites typically include a lot of information about their product, including fill charts and other tools and software. THHN wire is one of the most common wire types out there, so it’s a good wire to use when practicing conduit fill calculations.
Lastly, there are many formal education institutions that allow you to get practice and theories that will allow you to calculate and use conduits and tools. You must decide if you should enroll in a post secondary program or go directly into an electrician apprenticeship right away.