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#99667 - 08/25/06 05:21 PM Slaughter House/Meant packing Plant
Yoopersup Offline

Registered: 03/04/03
Posts: 826
Loc: Michigan
Any reason a Slaughter House/ Meat packing plant can't be wired all in P.V.C. ?? (For washdown purposes mainly.

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#99668 - 08/26/06 08:16 AM Re: Slaughter House/Meant packing Plant
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Registered: 01/22/05
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No reason at all, according to the NEC. Actually, this is a very wet, corrosive place, and PVC might be a good idea.

That said... make sure the USDA inspector agrees!

#99669 - 08/26/06 01:12 PM Re: Slaughter House/Meant packing Plant
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Registered: 01/11/05
Posts: 109
Loc: san diego ca usa
The meat packing places I have done PVC is required. You also have to use clamps that hold the conduit off the wall. I use 2 hole PVC straps that suround the pipe, they hold the conduit 1/8" off the wall so the pipe does not trap crud aganst the wall. Rod edit to add link

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#99670 - 08/27/06 06:55 PM Re: Slaughter House/Meant packing Plant
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they hold the conduit 1/8" off the wall

Keep in mind that you need a 1/4" space behind the conduit unless it's nonmetallic conduit mounted to concrete, masonry, tile, or a similar surface.

See 300.6(D)


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