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Wet or Damp Location? #102913
11/26/01 02:32 PM
11/26/01 02:32 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Notice the rusted out conduit, and the rusty strap on the LTFMC! This is located under the first level of a parking garage where exposed to the weather. Is this a wet, or damp location?

I think that leaking water from above on what was once a coupling, has rusted away entirely.


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Re: Wet or Damp Location? #102914
12/12/01 05:42 PM
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motor-T  Offline
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I would think it would be considered a wet location, sincce it is underground. When I see stuff like that, the old addage comes to mind, 'The trouble with electricity is it almost always works'.

Re: Wet or Damp Location? #102915
12/12/01 08:10 PM
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Steve T  Offline
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Damp, It is not subject to a steady stream of water or rain.

Corrosive does not mean wet. Go open a few walls near the ocean where metallic conduit was installed...it not there anymore, but its not a wet location.

Re: Wet or Damp Location? #102916
07/10/02 09:29 AM
07/10/02 09:29 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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More comments are encouraged.

PS: This was repaired, they removed the conduit and put an expansion joint in place.


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