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#82132 - 10/18/02 06:25 AM Liquidetight Flex. Metal Conduit
DB Offline

Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 18
Loc: St. Louis
After reading NEC 350.10 I believe there is no limit unless it is used for a service-entrance feed.

Now per NEC 356.12 the LFNC (non-metalic) is limited to 6ft.

Is there a lenght limit for LFMC (metalic)?

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#82133 - 10/18/02 07:14 AM Re: Liquidetight Flex. Metal Conduit
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
In general there is no limit on the installed length of flexible wiring methods except for Flexible Metallic Tubing (Article 360) and types A and C of Liquidtight flexible nonmetallic conduit (Article 356). The other flexible wiring methods can be installed in unlimited lengths, subject to the 360° between pull points and the support rules for the raceway involved. Remember that in counting the degrees, every little variation from straight counts, and this will provide a limitation on the installed length.

#82134 - 10/18/02 08:15 AM Re: Liquidetight Flex. Metal Conduit
DB Offline

Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 18
Loc: St. Louis
Thanks for the confirmation.

#82135 - 10/18/02 12:27 PM Re: Liquidetight Flex. Metal Conduit
walrus Offline

Registered: 07/25/02
Posts: 671
Loc: Bangor Me. USA
Isn't the 6 ft rule only used when one is going to use the Liquid tite for bonding?

#82136 - 10/18/02 04:01 PM Re: Liquidetight Flex. Metal Conduit
spyder Offline

Registered: 10/14/02
Posts: 211
Loc: Massachusetts
I have even heard that there are guys out there wiring pool lights in Liquidtight Non-Metallic conduit. Has anyone heard the same?

#82137 - 10/18/02 07:53 PM Re: Liquidetight Flex. Metal Conduit
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Article 680 includes permission to use LTFNMC for a pool light.
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant


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