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#154169 - 07/06/04 09:42 PM Wiring methods  
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Opinions on a wiring method;
50 + 100 butterfly habitat building.The walls are clear plastic panels,one layer inside and one layer outside,see through.
Lighting 1000 HPS ceiling fixtures,outdoor mounted through wall propane furnace,dirt floor.General use outlets.


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#154170 - 07/08/04 11:58 AM Re: Wiring methods  
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I guess this is a large terrarium? I would use PVC conduit because of the hose down with chemicals.


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#154171 - 07/08/04 08:50 PM Re: Wiring methods  
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Or RMC - especially if the area is misted to moisturize the air. Also, with the dirt floor, AHJ might consider it a damp area. (edited to add, or course, RNC would work too - ask the AHJ)

What kind of structure are you dealing with? Steel posts in concrete footings supporting a open web steel truss roof structure?

[This message has been edited by DougW (edited 07-11-2004).]


#154172 - 07/17/04 01:46 PM Re: Wiring methods  
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Hey thanks for your replys
I got poped on this Job.
I was in a hurry to bid this and put it together as a dry location thinking of it as a pole barn / bug barn. upon completion,the owners and the inspector,maybe family, decided to go with mist,sprinklers and are going to also fill it up with exotic plants.

I wired it with pvc and steel boxes with raised covers.
ahj required all boxes wet location with bubble covers on all.

I live and learn.



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