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#31273 - 11/15/03 04:43 PM Wiremold 1500 steel raceway
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Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
Anyone have any experience with Wiremold 1500 overfloor steel raceway. I have a retail customer that needs to extend a receptacle circuit about 8 feet. It will cross a tiled floor which has some foot traffic. Is this acceptable or would it present a trip hazard? Also would it be ADA compliant?
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#31274 - 11/15/03 04:54 PM Re: Wiremold 1500 steel raceway
iwire Offline
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I have used this only in places without foot traffic.

Under desks and work bench's etc.

If you put this on the floor where people walk IMO you will create a hazard.
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#31275 - 11/15/03 05:18 PM Re: Wiremold 1500 steel raceway
electricman2 Offline
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Thanks
I agree, but I wanted the opinion of someone who has actually used it.

John
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#31276 - 11/15/03 08:31 PM Re: Wiremold 1500 steel raceway
waymag Offline
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Registered: 01/13/02
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Loc: dallas, texas, USA
I have a nice scar near my elbow where I brushed up against a section of wiremold that was not filed after being cut. I know it is a little off the subject but everytime I see wiremold I think of that.
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#31277 - 11/16/03 08:25 AM Re: Wiremold 1500 steel raceway
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Registered: 10/10/03
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Loc: Arlington MA U.S.
I have used it in a architechs office. It ran under the desks and across a walkway to the wall. While it is very low profile and thin, I did not like the install across the walkway. I used it in a area where only 5 people walked across it each day so they got used to it, in a retail area, no way. The trip hazard could result in a law suit and maybe come back to you who installed it as being $$$ reponsible.
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