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#99512 - 05/26/06 09:59 PM liquidtight
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Hi I would like to know where in the NEC talks about using liquidtight conduit to connect a dry type transformer because fo vibration. Thank you

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#99513 - 05/27/06 04:41 AM Re: liquidtight
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Welcome to the forum victor.

You will not find anything in the NEC requiring liquidtight conduit to be used to connect a dry type transformer because of vibration.

It is just a design choice buy the installer.
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#99514 - 05/27/06 12:03 PM Re: liquidtight
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I'll go a bit farther...

True, the NEC does not address the matter. However, NECA standards document the use of flex at transformers as "trade practice", or good workmanship.

That aside, I noticed recently that some transformers have internal rubber mounts, so the piping actually does not connect to the part that vibrates.

I still like to see flex at the case, though. Old habits die hard.

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#99515 - 05/30/06 07:40 PM Re: liquidtight
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hi thank you for your reply, where can I get a copy of NECA stating the use of liquid flex as a good workmanship. Thank you

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