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#32062 - 12/15/03 09:40 AM NM in Conduit  
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... Anyone here know if ya can sleeve NM in conduit..? I've been doing it for years,and terminating it with a "from-to" for 1/2"EMT..There was a buzz going around at my supply house about this, and although I checked the "Good Book" about it, I can't find a reference....


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#32063 - 12/15/03 09:47 AM Re: NM in Conduit  
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Please elaborate on your term "sleeve". When I picture a sleeve, I picture a piece of conduit about 6"-12" long. This would be fine. If you are thinking more than 10', this may be a different story.


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#32064 - 12/15/03 09:52 AM Re: NM in Conduit  
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These installations could be anywhere from 30" to 60" usually done in unfinished basements, where a receptacle is needed, and I'm coming down from above..ie; the floor joists...and mounted on the foundation wall. I've also done it when "poking thru a floor to run a receptacle to a 4" square (1900) box

[This message has been edited by Attic Rat (edited 12-15-2003).]


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#32065 - 12/15/03 10:04 AM Re: NM in Conduit  
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334.15(B) discusses using a raceway as a means of protection from physical damage. I think that fits your description. You should be fine.


Ryan Jackson,
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#32066 - 12/15/03 10:14 AM Re: NM in Conduit  
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Thanx Ryan, I thought so, but I wasn't sure.. [Linked Image]


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#32067 - 12/15/03 10:16 AM Re: NM in Conduit  
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Any time. Don't be a stranger just because your question got answered. The is much to be learned here. See ya around [Linked Image]


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#32068 - 12/15/03 05:02 PM Re: NM in Conduit  
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This may be a dumb question, but what on earth is a "from-to"? [Linked Image]


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#32069 - 12/15/03 05:09 PM Re: NM in Conduit  
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...it's an EMT female fitting, with a set-screw on one end and a romex-like connector on the other end....only made in 1/2", and 3/4"...


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#32070 - 12/15/03 05:23 PM Re: NM in Conduit  
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OK, I just never heard them called that. Thanks [Linked Image]


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#32071 - 12/15/03 08:05 PM Re: NM in Conduit  
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Attic Rat,

Nice to have you here.
1900's and "from-to's". You must be from the NY area. [Linked Image]

Your description is exactly how I do it. Never even a question from an inspector.


Speedy Petey

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