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Electrical conduit is used to protect electrical wires, when a simple jacket alone is not enough. Conduit may be metal or plastic (PVC). Use with the [electrical] tag.

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Rewiring in metal conduit

My brother and his family live in an older house. It's old enough to have metal pipes as electrical conduits, quite uncommon nowadays in The Netherlands. He wants to rewire some parts, to move some ...
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150A for outdoors kitchen - wire size

I am working with the city to get the permits to build an outdoors kitchen with its own sub-panel. I decided to place it 100ft from the house. In my list[*] I have an electric tankless water heater, ...
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Run 50ft underground electrical: gauge and conduit?

I have a gfci outlet in my garage, only thing connected to a 20amp breaker (it’s about 20ft from the electrical box). I would like to add an outlet 50ft outside in my flower bed. Two questions: ...
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What is the cross-sectional area of solid, 14 AWG THHN wire?

I have found that stranded 14 AWG THHN is 6.258 sq mm, but I am having a hard time finding the value for solid 14 AWG THHN. I keep seeing 2.08 sq mm, but I find it hard to believe that the cross-...
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What is the purpose of this black felt on end of oven conduit?

I bought an oven which I am installing (reference this post for details) and I'm confused by the black wrap at the end of the conduit shown in the picture below. Is the wrap there just to prevent ...
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6/3 NM-B (Non-Metallic) across the yard

I would like to extend a 6/3 NM-B (Non-Metallic) ROMEX Simpull wire diagonally across my yard from basement to a wooden pole that will have the Nema 14-50 outlet. The outlet will be exposed to the ...
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Running 100 amp line to detached garage

I found lots of questions about this, but with many different answers. I'm looking to run a 100 amp line from my 200A main breaker box to a subpanel in my new detached garage. The run is about 120 ft....
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Options for installing sub-panel

we are thinking about the best way to rewire our kitchen. It had 2 circuits when we moved in. We managed to add 2 circuits using an existing 3/4'' conduit that goes from the basement to our third ...
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Solar 240 VAC source and load wires sharing a conduit

I'm planning on installing a new electric oven and solar panels on my house soon. Given the location of everything relative to my electrical service panel, both the panels and the oven will need to ...
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Exterior to Interior Wiring and Code Deficiencies?

I recently installed a 100a exterior subpanel adjacent to my main panel to allow for the installation of 240V and 120V service to a shed on the opposite side of my house, along with a 240V dryer of ...
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When derating for wires in conduit, do you round up or down?

Someone else is wiring up an on-demand heater. They need three 50A breakered circuits and they want to run the kaboodle in one conduit. They want to use #8 THHN wire because it's allowed to 50A @ ...
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#8 THHN in Conduit for 50 amp circuits

I am installing a new electric point-of-presence hot water heater which requires 3 240v 50 amp circuits (6 hot wires, 1 earth ground). The water heater is roughly 50' from my panel. I would like to ...
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How can I pull cable through wood and metal framing without damage?

I had to install a new wire for my water heater (higher amperage/bigger wire), and was drilling through the wooden top plate to snake the wire down the wall to the pass-through. Everything seemed ...
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THHN through EMT - then convert to Romex?

I want to wire outlets and light in my unfinished attic. There is a light switch at the bottom of the stairs, cable (I think THHN?) that runs through EMT through the wall and comes out upstairs and ...
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Adding wires to EMT conduit to add circuits

unfortunately, the kitchen wiring in our new condo is severely outdated. Just two circuits; one 15amp for lights and one 20amp for fridge, microwave, gas stove and oven, garbage disposal, dishwasher ...
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Conduit fill - number of circuits .vs. number of branches

I think I get this one, but just to verify or clarify... (USA NEC) When running multiple circuits (different breakers) in a single conduit, you have to derate after (is it 4?) sharing the one conduit....
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Flexible Metal Conduit length limits with grounding

Basic question - if I have a long run of flexible mc, 12/2 with a green equipment ground wire inside, am I limited in my overall length of this run as long as I meet the support requirements? I see ...
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Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit inside wall?

I’m finishing up wiring a sub panel in an outbuilding. There is an underground run of PVC conduit with THWN, which comes up to an LB on the exterior wall. On the inside I used flexible conduit so I ...
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Wire layout attic conduit

I'm running a pretty heavy circuit from my sub panel to the adjacent wall in the garage. I'll be pulling 6awg THHN wire through smurf tube, and then switching to PVC tube and running it down the wall....
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Run conduit perpendicular to ceiling joists in garage

I have a sub panel on a finished wall in my garage. I want to add two 20 amp circuits and run them go outlets on two unfinished walls on the sides of the garage. Is it okay to run metal conduit ...
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Inground Conduit Box for Driveway Snow Melting

I'm installing snow melting cables into a concrete and stone paver driveway. It requires 5 mats rated at 25 Amps and 6000 watts. I also need a 6th small run of heating wire to cover the full area. ...
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Minimum distance from receptacle terminal to conduit connector

Is there a minimum distance required from a receptacle terminal to a conduit connector? Surely this is defined in the NEC somewhere right?
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How much does EMT conduit installed vertically on a poured concrete interior basement wall have to extend beyond the top of the concrete?

I'm installing outlets in my basement on poured concrete walls and will be using EMT for conduit. How high over the top of the concrete walls must the conduit extend? The original wiring has conduit ...
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Appropriate conduit for several data cables underground over 300' run

I have done some searching around but have not found anything definitive, and/or my background is weak in this area and I may be understanding poorly. I will have 2-4 PoE cables that will be run ...
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Out Building Circuit and Hot Tub Wire Run?

I have separate garage building that is fed by a 240v 50A circuit run through 1" schedule 40 to a sub panel in the garage. We are installing a hot tub off the main house but it will be located near ...
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Any way to meet code with 40.7% or 40.44% conduit fill?

I’m running conduit along the walls in my shop (in a commercial warehouse) to provide power to some machines and additional outlets. The service is 3 phase, 208 V, 100 A. One of the machines requires ...
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Branching off multiple horizontal pipe/conduit runs?

I have to run electrical (EMT), network (schedule 40), and compressed air (Rapidair) lines along the walls of my shop. I'm doing this by putting up vertical sections of Unistrut, and attaching the the ...
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Does cabling between a mini-split indoor and outdoor unit need conduit?

I am installing a mini-split AC system where there are multiple indoor units connected to a single outdoor unit. For each indoor unit, there is a separate 4-conductor cable that connects to the ...
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URD Service entrance cable for tankless hot water heater

I'm planning on running 2-2-4 URD service cable to a tankless hot water heater. It's a long story, but I have to run from an outside load center underground and through the subfloor of a building ...
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Running a dryer outlet to garage

Planning to Run a dryer outlet from outside service panel along the exterior wall approx 45 feet before entering the garage. What will be the correct size wire and conduit type to use?
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In Wall Panel for Security System and Camera Cabling

I'm in the process of overhauling my home network and installing some door and motion sensors. I'd like to drop everything down into the Master bedroom, where I will install a panel that is set in the ...
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Using conduit with THHN

May I run THHN above ground under a house unprotected or is a conduit required for this? The wires consist of 3 4AWG wires with an 8AWG ground going from a 60A breaker at the (100A) service to a newly ...
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When running crawl space conduit, must the conduit be run through the joist via drilled holes, or can they be attached underneath?

I'm wiring my home for 110V and cat6e(48-0V). There is currently no wiring, just an air tight shell with interior studs exposed. There is a crawl space where I would like to run all of the conduit ...
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What metal conduit takes a 1-5/8" dia. knockout?

I have a junction box with a knockout that is 1-5/8" diameter. (it was homebrewed, possibly in 1929). Would this be suggestive of a particular type of conduit? It will definitely be metal conduit. ...
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Can I wire a 120v 20A outlet with #8 wire

I am installing an outlet on the front of my house to charge my Kea Niro. The current charger I am using requires a 120v 20A circuit. In the future I expect to get a charger that will require a 240v ...
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Electrical : can I attach metal flex to pvc conduit?

I am adding a home run from the main panel to the garage. On the outside of the house, it will be pvc. Where I come through the exterior wall to the main panel, I'd like to use metal flex, for ...
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Replacing old below-grade sleeves/conduit

Our boiler lines and hot water lines are running from building to building through four 6" diameter sleeves (about 12ft long). They appear to be clay pipe but not sure. Anyway, rainwater now gets into ...
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Electrical Ditch Cover Inspection

Unincorporated Pierce County, Washington State, USA. We're covered under Washington State L&I for electrical inspections and I've been digging around their site but have failed to come up with an ...
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TV cables getting stuck in conduit after mounting TV on fireplace

We are first time home owners and trying to learn basic things. We mounted our TV ourselves yesterday. I'm now trying to hide the wires. There is already a rugged conduit (something like this) behind ...
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How to remove metal ring on flex conduit?

I'm replacing my electric car charging station with a newer version. The current one is fed from behind by flex conduit which is held in place with a metal ring. The ring is featureless and smooth (...
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What types of communication cables can pass through electrical conduit?

Originally asked at Network Engineering What types of communication cables can pass through electrical conduit? I believe that optical fiber is the only one possible. However, I'm not sure. I'm ...
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How can I drill conduit hole through plywood firestop I can't reach?

I'm trying to run a 3/4" conduit (1" OD) from unfinished basement utility room A to unfinished utility room B, through the ceiling of finished room C. There are several floor trusses which are easy ...
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Derating 6 current-carrying conductors?

I'm having a hard time understanding 310.15(B)(2)(a). Here's the boat I'm in: I hooking up a tankless water heater that calls for 3 40 amp breakers (it's a 24 kw Ecosmart). So I put in a sub panel in ...
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Running 240v power to detached garage for electric vehicle

We have a detached garage approx 95ft away from the main house and we are looking to run a 240v circuit there. Currently we have Romex wire running straight into the ground. (This is how it was when ...
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Electrical pipe heated by heating pipe - against the code?

Please see the picture below. The three pipes in the front are electrical (conduit). The big black pipe in the back is the heating pipe. I guess something went wrong when building the building and ...
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wire size for 140` run

I'm going to wire a sub-panel 140 ft from the main service. I would like 70 amps to be available; the actual load won`t exceed 50 amps for now, but I may need more later. The problem is the wire ...
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What's the proper way to bond metallic signal wiring raceway?

I have a stud cavity through which I need to run some signal wiring that's sensitive to ingress noise. An industry-standard recommendation is to run the wiring in properly bonded metal conduit (...
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Help running romex and conduit for new outlet through cold air return

I have two circuits right now that both terminate in the outlet box for the range hood/microwave. The one that goes into the box from above up in the second floor joists is a currently unused circuit (...
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Metal Conduit For Tankless Heater

I'm looking at getting an EcoSmart(or similar) electric on demand water heater in my home(WA state, not in Seattle). The sizing indicates I'll need 3x8ga(3x40A breaker) conductors. Long story short, I ...
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Weather proof connection from FMC to box

I usually use these clamp connectors to connect flexible metal conduit to a box: However, I am now installing a weather proof light fixture box outside of a shed (just surface mounting it, poking ...