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    Conduit/cant Do It

    Was visiting my brother in-law at the brand new apartment complex he moved into and noticed this. How in the world they got away with not using rain-tite or metal conduit on ALL 200-300 units I will never know. Real nice when all the kids there play around this stuff!
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    Is that line running out from the under the door of the disconnect? Might be worth a call to the building inspector to make a report before some kid gets fried. I'd sleep better knowing I at least tried.
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    It's a new building? Look at that armaflex!

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    I'd definitely call the local authorities. Although they're probably aware of it. Better idea...........call the press.

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    That looks like UV wire, that is legal here if it was fastned properly.

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    That is outdoor exposed rated wire, pain in the but to strip, I do not know about the legality of that. I will still run it in sealtight.
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    Yeh its a new building, my guess is the armaflex probably got shredded when they had to tear it to fix all their leaks!. lol

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    It would be against code to run that wire in conduit. Need different wire to go with the conduit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman1234 View Post
    That looks like UV wire, that is legal here if it was fastned properly.
    Yea, here also. If they weren't drunk when they put it in, it might have looked better at least...
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    The armaflex is done that way due to the kids playing jump rope with all that loose wire.

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    A box of liquid-tite and some fittings wouldn't have hurt anything thats for sure.
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    Hmm

    Quote Originally Posted by mark beiser View Post
    It would be against code to run that wire in conduit. Need different wire to go with the conduit.
    Against code to put any type of conduit on it, thats strange. I have really never seen this type of wire used around here ,this apartment complex is not even in this area. It really just seems like a bad idea, I guess as long as it holds up. Still nothing I would feel comfortable using, and I am sure a homeowner would question the heck out of it.

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    That wire isn't installed to code anyway.

    I agree about running conduit between the disconnect and units, and properly supporting the conduit. But the wire would also need to be replaced with something that is approved for running in conduit, which romex isn't.

    I even run my control wires in 1/2" sealtight between the wall and the unit. UV protected cable may protect it from the sun, but it offers no protection from weed whackers and dogs.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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