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#36771 - 04/14/04 11:23 AM Raised floor receptacles  
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Is it permitted to installed a duplex receptacle under a raised floor and pass a cord through the tile to feed a workstation?
(This is not an enviromental air plenum)


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#36772 - 04/14/04 02:37 PM Re: Raised floor receptacles  
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Good question.

Is this one of those "tile" type floors like you have in computer rooms? I would think that the AHJ would prefer the receptacle to be mounted on or above the finish (raised) floor, for easier inspection/access.

If I was faced with this situation, I'd probably surface mount a J-box (or dedicated duplex box) to the tile, and attach that to the existing "sub" (real) floor mounted raceway system by means of MC/flex.

The closest ref. I can find is Underfloor Raceways (390).

When in doubt... ask your AHJ?!


#36773 - 04/14/04 04:28 PM Re: Raised floor receptacles  
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#36774 - 04/14/04 04:53 PM Re: Raised floor receptacles  
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The general answer is as stated by Ryan. There is a possibility that this can be done if you are in compliance with Article 645, and the cord is listed as Data Processing Cable.


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#36775 - 04/15/04 03:44 PM Re: Raised floor receptacles  
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Thanks to all, additional comments are welcome.


#36776 - 04/15/04 03:56 PM Re: Raised floor receptacles  
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Good eye, Ryan!



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