Installation tips for flexible conduits, hose
|Cutting flexible metal conduit
Flexible conduit (flex) and tubing should also be cut with a hacksaw. Because of its spiral construction, flex should be cut at an angle so that only one ribbon is cut all the way through. A slight reverse twist will separate the two ends.
|Cutting braided hose
When cutting braided hose, clean up any burrs and ragged edges on the end of the hose. This helps to ensure a secure, leak-free seal between the hose and the fitting. Wrap the end with electrical tape before cutting to help minimize burrs and ragged edges.