The NEC restricts the total number of bends in a single continuous run to 360 degrees or four 90-degree bends. "There should not be more than the equivalent of four quarter bends (360 degrees total) between draw points, such as conduit bodies and boxes," it specifies. "Conduit shall not be required for conductors up to 2 inches in diameter."
Four 90-degree bends is also the maximum allowed per circuit. If you need more bend angles in one run, then you'll need to use two or more separate runs with any type of joint between them. For example, if you needed 7 bend angles in one run, then you would need at least two different runs with joints between them. The more bend angles you need in one run, the more likely it is that you will run into problems with voltage drop across certain types of connectors or couplings.
There are two options. Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit can be installed in lengths more than 6', but only if it is securely secured at fewer than 3' intervals and within 1200mm of boxes and fittings. If it has to be cut longer, it must be reinforced with a metal sleeve.
Flexible Metal Conduit should not be installed in lengths greater than 2 miles (3.2 km). It must be secured at least every 500 feet (152 m) and within 350 feet (107 m) of any corner or terminal fitting.
The main advantage of metal over nonmetal conduit is its resistance to corrosion caused by water leaking into the system. But metal is also much heavier than nonmetal, so you would need to adjust your calculations based on the weight of the conduit. For example, if the weight of the metal conduit increases the load on the roof bolts by 20%, then you would need to increase the size of the roof bolts by 20% as well.
Nonmetal conduit can be cut to length on site if necessary. It is usually bundled in 50-foot (15 m) lengths equipped with plastic sleeves designed for outdoor use. These conduits are available in sizes from 4 inches (10 cm) up to 12 inches (30 cm).
14 ga is the industry standard for 15 A circuits, which are the majority of ordinary outlets. The electrical code restricts the number of outlets that can be connected to a single 15-amp breaker. You could need 20 A outlets in the kitchen and workshop. This necessitates the use of 12 ga wire. A National Electric Code exists. Most states and municipalities follow suit, with minor local variations. The International Electrical Commission's (IEC) recommendations support this view.
The easiest way to determine how many outlets you need for your home is to calculate how much power you use now. Use our handy chart below to estimate how many more outlets you need. Then multiply that number by 1.5 for double the capacity. That'll give you the total number of outlets you need!
Here are some other things to consider when estimating how many outlets you need: cookers, dishwashers, hot water heaters, ice makers, refrigerators, air conditioners, lights, and lawn equipment all use electricity and add to the demand on your circuit breaker. If you have several rooms or areas that require a lot of power, such as a garage that has motors, welders, drills, and other heavy equipment, you will probably need a 20-amp breaker. If you plan to have videoconferencing in multiple rooms, get a 30-amp breaker. In general, if you plan to have lots of appliances running at once, you'll need a larger breaker. If you don't, then go with a 20-amp breaker.
To obtain this effect, a player must be at least 96 blocks distant from the conduit. It provides the player with haste, night vision, and water breathing. It may be erased, like all other status effects, by drinking milk. Conduit power has three degrees of effect: I, II, and III. I is the weakest; it gives the player normal speed and movement but no weapon attack bonuses. II is stronger; it gives the player double movement and attack speeds but no armor or shield bonuses. III is strongest; it gives the player triple movement and attack speeds with weapon damage bonuses applied.
The conduit can only be found in minecart tracks. They can be opened by using the appropriate tool on a block of stone inside the track. When activated, they will always provide power of the same degree as the conduit itself. For example, if there is a III conduit available, any minecart placed onto it will give its rider access to all levels of haste.
Minecarts carrying players or items that are not configured for conduit power will not work with it. However, players can use tools to break open any block within a certain range (96 blocks) to activate unused conduits. These blocks will then begin providing power of the same degree as the active one.
Players can also use tools to break open any block within 100 blocks of an active conduit to receive its benefits.