How to Safely Run Exposed Romex Through a Metal Conduit


Running electrical wiring can be a daunting task for many homeowners. While metal conduits provide protection and neatness, threading Romex cables through them brings some safety concerns. In this guide, I will walk you through the complete process to run exposed Romex through metal conduits safely.

Choosing the Right Materials

Selecting the Correct Size Metal Conduit

Picking the Right Romex Wire

Gathering Other Supplies

Planning the Installation Route

Mounting the Conduit

Pulling and Splicing the Romex

Safety Best Practices


Running Romex through metal conduits takes careful planning and execution. Following the safety guidelines listed here regarding sizing, mounting, pulling, and splicing ensures a safe, trouble-free installation. Proper grounding and sealing techniques are especially vital for outdoor applications. Paying close attention to the details at every step leads to a professional looking and code compliant project.