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incoming service #102077 12/13/04 11:57 AM
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GETELECTRIC Offline OP
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I have an incoming service 600v 100amp going to a 3 storey commercial bldg, it is being fed overhead, my question is this, can i run the conduit though the parking garage ceiling 50'to the electrical room into the main then into the meter center.Something tells me i can,t but if i do underground from the weatherhead to the electrical room that is ok?

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Re: incoming service #102078 12/14/04 07:48 PM
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That "something" that is "telling you", might be 6-208. Underground is OK but 50 ft through the parkade is not allowed.

Re: incoming service #102079 12/15/04 06:11 PM
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Where judgement required about "as close as practicable", the following may be used for
guidance on the maximum length of run:

(i) 1.5 m into rooms or areas of combustible construction; or

(ii) 7.5 m into other areas provided:
„h the wiring method is rigid conduit, electrical metallic tubing (EMT) or a cable
with a continuous metal sheath or interlocking armour, (No PVC greater than
625mm2 as per Building Code), and
„h the conduit or cable is mechanically protected where it is within 2 m of the floor.

Tony Moscioni
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Electrical Safety Authority


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