Take the 2-minute tour ×
Home Improvement Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for contractors and serious DIYers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm going to be running 1" blue PVC conduit from all my low voltage boxes to a structured wiring panel. My wiring panel will chase to the attic where necessary and I was wondering what the best practice/code compliant method was for reducing my 1" conduit runs down to the chase. Will I need a junction box somewhere in the attic? Can I just leave the 1" conduits open ended somewhere near the chase(s)?

share|improve this question
    
What type of conduit? What do you mean by open ended? What is this being used for? Junction boxes/you mean switch? I am very confused. We are talking about cable/dish conduit right - otherwise I don't understand what is going on. –  DMoore Apr 10 '13 at 15:10
add comment

2 Answers

There isn't much code around low voltage wiring. Leaving the conduits open-ended is fine. If you find junction boxes, that would be nice but not required.

share|improve this answer
2  
All of chapter 8 of the National Electrical Code is dedicated to communications systems (Article 800, 810, 820, and 830). Also, article 645 deals with Information Technology Equipment. If you're in the US and/or follow NEC, there are plenty of codes to abide by. –  Tester101 Mar 18 '13 at 16:07
add comment

I would use boxes or at least caps to prevent insects from using your conduit as an expressway. At worst, you could have water moving down from a leak; at best, you might have cold air moving down.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.