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#209563 - 04/09/13 01:26 PM Liquid tight flex
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a have a dumb question...Can you run liquid tight flex through stucco? One of our technicians install a light fixture but ran LT flex through stucco and itsonly about 8 inches.I was trying to find something in the code book.

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#209565 - 04/09/13 02:45 PM Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23]
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Sealtite is only suitable for above ground and direct burial installations.

It says so right on the material.
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#209574 - 04/09/13 06:51 PM Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23]
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Why not?

Quote:
356.10 Uses Permitted.
(7) For encasement in concrete where listed for direct burial and installed in compliance with 356.42.

Not really relevant but ...

356.42 Couplings and Connectors.
Only fittings listed for use with LFNC shall be used. Angle connectors shall not be used for concealed raceway installations. Straight LFNC fittings are permitted for direct burial or encasement in concrete.


They usually use smurf here if it can be called interior (like the back of a pancake) but I see LFNC if there is a question.
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#209576 - 04/09/13 07:24 PM Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23]
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Stucco/concrete debate coming soon??

I see no issue with the LFMC or the LFNC as long as the connectors are straight.
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#209578 - 04/09/13 09:03 PM Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23]
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Stucco is basically concrete without the gravel. Any concerns with damage to the wiring method is the same.
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#209579 - 04/10/13 06:08 AM Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23]
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I've tried very hard for the past day, and I cannot think of any location that is not either above ground or in the ground.

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#209596 - 04/10/13 05:59 PM Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23]
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Possibly...a 'Black Hole', or another dimension??
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#209615 - 04/12/13 04:55 PM Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23]
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smile Underwater isn't above ground or direct burial??

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#209618 - 04/12/13 06:01 PM Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23]
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I posted about Sealtite because I'm constantly running into journeymen, foremen and contractors who are unaware that it's appropriate for most applications -- particularly to include direct burial.

As electure correctly notes, it's not for use in the ocean -- nor is it NASA rated.

Like MI, it's big fault is that it's not cheap.

BTW, angled fittings are not acceptable in buried work. That would also include encased work, too.
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#209620 - 04/12/13 06:27 PM Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23]
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Speaking of angled fittings. I made an instinctive call last week on a job. I saw an angle fitting installed in the back of a box. The fitting would be in the wall so I said " Hey! you can't use that fitting like that in the wall". Only problem was that it was MC cable. DER.....

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