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Thread: Conduit/cant Do It
05-08-2008, 08:32 AM #1
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!
05-08-2008, 08:49 AM #2Regular Guest
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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.
05-08-2008, 11:31 AM #3
It's a new building? Look at that armaflex!
05-08-2008, 12:25 PM #4Professional Member*
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I'd definitely call the local authorities. Although they're probably aware of it. Better idea...........call the press.
05-08-2008, 12:59 PM #5Professional Member
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That looks like UV wire, that is legal here if it was fastned properly.
05-08-2008, 03:34 PM #6
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.Be good to your fellow man, not nice. There is a difference.
05-08-2008, 06:31 PM #7
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
05-08-2008, 06:59 PM #8
It would be against code to run that wire in conduit. Need different wire to go with the conduit.If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.
05-08-2008, 07:00 PM #9Tough times don't last...Tough people do.
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05-08-2008, 07:02 PM #10
The armaflex is done that way due to the kids playing jump rope with all that loose wire.
05-08-2008, 07:08 PM #11
A box of liquid-tite and some fittings wouldn't have hurt anything thats for sure.___________________________________________
05-08-2008, 10:23 PM #12
05-08-2008, 11:39 PM #13
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.