Which electrical fitting is better?

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Old 03-16-19, 03:35 PM
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Which electrical fitting is better?

Researching for my HVAC d/c project came across these that look like they do the same thing

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-1...-CTN/100404121

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Southwir...3802/204755898

Any reason to choose one over the other? Similar fittings in other size/configurations. Prices are pretty much the same between the two brands.

The Carlon obviously looks the easiest to use. For some reason Carlon makes the Southwire config also. Not sure why they'd make two different fittings that seem to do the exact same thing..
 
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Old 03-16-19, 03:54 PM
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I think the Southwire fitting is a better quality fitting. It does not need to screw into the Carflex like the Carlon one.
 
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Old 03-16-19, 04:12 PM
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I'm not a big fan of non metallic tubing but I'd pick the Southwire style too.
 
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Old 03-16-19, 05:43 PM
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Sounds good, just have two connections so not like it's a big deal.

Why not a fan of non metallic PJ? Durability? Admittedly, after about 15 years the whip currently on there is past it's prime from the sun....

Any input on why Carlon makes both styles?
 
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Old 03-16-19, 05:48 PM
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I'm old school..... I use nothing but SealTite flexible conduit. That has the metal flex covered by vinyl.
 
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Old 03-18-19, 05:21 AM
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The non-metallic is less durable - a weed whipper could cut it for example. But it is cheaper and faster to install. The metallic type is usually rated for both above ground and burial so it has more potential uses, but is more expensive and a bit more labor to install.
 
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