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#95789 - 10/06/05 05:36 PM Wiremold.
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Where in the NEC does it cover wiremold?

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#95790 - 10/06/05 05:50 PM Re: Wiremold.
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Is what you are asking, is, where in the NEC does it cover raceways?

I'll guess 300.18.

And 300.12.

But wait for the experts....

Dnk......

[This message has been edited by Dnkldorf (edited 10-06-2005).]

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#95791 - 10/06/05 06:32 PM Re: Wiremold.
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Wiremold, and like products, are not considered to be a "wiring method." Rather, they are considered as a complete assembly to be an "appliance." A glorified extension cord or power strip, if you will, but one suitable for permanent mounting.

If you wonder how Wiremold can ignore box-fill rules, this is why,

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#95792 - 10/06/05 06:36 PM Re: Wiremold.
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ARTICLE 386 Surface Metal Raceways

ARTICLE 388 Surface Nonmetallic Raceways
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#95793 - 10/06/05 06:36 PM Re: Wiremold.
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I see, it's because I need to add one more circuit to my existing panel. The apartment is not mine, so I need to do it in a way where I'm not fishing through walls (that much) and tearing walls out to mount boxes and run conduit. So, I believe wiremold is the easiest way for me, since the run is only going to be about 7ft of mold, 2 #12 conductors, and a #12 grounding conductor for a 120v, 15A, single receptacle to power a secondary refrigerator.

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#95794 - 10/06/05 06:38 PM Re: Wiremold.
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Ah, that's another thing, I wanted to know the NEC "term" for it exactly, thanks.

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#95795 - 10/07/05 09:19 AM Re: Wiremold.
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Question, would the proper way to feed a dedicated circuit through a wiremold raceway be to have a NM single gang box, mounted inside the wall, of course to a stud, then feed the circuit through there to a wiremold single gang NM box mounted above it (to be flushed with the wall surface) acting like a junction box and connect the wiremold raceway from there?

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#95796 - 10/07/05 10:10 AM Re: Wiremold.
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DS,

Wiremold makes a box for this particular purpose. It's called a "starter box" and has an open back and is designed to mount over a wall box.

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#95797 - 10/07/05 10:20 AM Re: Wiremold.
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Indeed, just got the email from wiremold. This is the case.

Thanks to all.

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#95798 - 10/10/05 10:01 PM Re: Wiremold.
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Where in the NEC does it cover wiremold?


That would be 310.8(B-C).

Ya gotta use the right insulation in damp and wet areas so the wire doesn't get moldy.


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