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#68423 - 08/08/06 08:42 PM septic tank instalations  
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I have a 120 volt line in running in conduit for the pump. i have a low volt alarm wire that that i want to put in the same conduit as the 120 volt pump feed . im going to use the same wire and gauge for both can i put both wires in the same conduit? this is for a septic pump and high water alarm . thanks for any help you can offer


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#68424 - 08/08/06 09:03 PM Re: septic tank instalations  
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300.3 C1


#68425 - 08/08/06 09:27 PM Re: septic tank instalations  
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300.3c Read FPN See 725.(A) for class 2&3 circuit conductors if control wires not class 1.


#68426 - 08/08/06 09:52 PM Re: septic tank instalations  
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Just remember you made the "low voltage" signalling circuit a 725 class 1 when you put it in there with the line voltage so you pretty much treat it like line voltage.


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#68427 - 08/09/06 10:08 PM Re: septic tank instalations  
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Difinitions Class 1 725.1. Class 2 & 3 725.41
Putting a Class 2 circuit in with a line voltage Does Not make it a class 1. Read 725.55 Thats the Reason for the FPN.


#68428 - 08/09/06 10:51 PM Re: septic tank instalations  
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I don't see any reason why you can't treat a class 2 circuit as a class 1 if you wire it all to class 1 standards. All the voltage/current limits I see in the definitions are upper limits, not lower ones.
If anything in that circuit is not appropriate for a class 1 you can't do it.

[This message has been edited by gfretwell (edited 08-09-2006).]


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#68429 - 08/10/06 07:36 PM Re: septic tank instalations  
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752.52 A exception #2 I belive is what you are referring to. But even there it states you must comply with Part 2 Class 1 circuits.



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