From: "N. Coesel"
Subject: Re: Here's the plan. Household electrical failiure pt. 3
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 18:42:33 +0100
Organization: Planet Internet
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"Michael A. Terrell" wrote in message
> "N. Coesel" wrote:
> > "Michael A. Terrell" wrote in message
> > > either box. BTW, mark the tags to indicate that both ends are
> > > disconnected, and capped. That way they can't claim you did something
> > > unsafe.
> > Still, it would be better to remove those wires completely. But I have
> > idea wether it's common to use conduit for mains wires in the US...
> > --
> > Reply to: nico nctdev nl @ .
> He was talking about wire run though a wall, with a plastic outer
> jacket commonly know as ROMEX. It is run horizontally through holes
> drilled in the studs, and stapled to studs on vertical runs so it is
> very hard, or impossible to pull it out. Most times you have to take a
> hammer and break out the drywall or plaster to remove it, then repair
> the wall when you finish. That is why I recommended it be disconnected,
> tagged and capped. US homes can be wired with ROMEX, PVC conduit, thin
> wall steel conduit (EMT), or rigid conduit (Galvanized pipe like that
> used for water lines). It depends on local building codes, location and
> construction budget.
Thanks, that clarifies a lot. Over here only conduit (mostly PVC) is
allowed/used to carry wires through a house.
Reply to: nico nctdev nl @ .