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#86749 - 11/28/03 09:27 PM conduit or NM?
elecbob Offline

Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 142
Loc: WA
A customer has rented space in a single story building with 3 spaces. Each space has 1600 sq. ft. and is seperated by a lathe and plaster wall. His architect says the seperating walls have a 4 hour fire rating and the space can be wired with romex. Any thoughts on this?

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#86750 - 11/29/03 12:48 PM Re: conduit or NM?
nesparky Offline

Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 650
Loc: omaha,ne
I would check with the AHJ for the area.

#86751 - 11/29/03 03:15 PM Re: conduit or NM?
Ryan_J Offline

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
With the exception of an assembly area, you should be fine with type NM cable.

As NEsaprky said, though, check with the AHJ
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#86752 - 11/30/03 05:24 AM Re: conduit or NM?
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
Also keep in mind that if there will be a dropped ceiling, NM cable would not be allowed above the ceiling as open runs.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

#86753 - 12/01/03 07:41 AM Re: conduit or NM?
elecbob Offline

Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 142
Loc: WA
I called the AHJ and romex it is. No dropped ceiling but thank you for the reminder.


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