Now, most of us know that EMT is not intended to support other pipes. Yet, the 'fine print' of the code says nothing about our needing to mount it flat against a surface. At this job site, the guy who ran the pipe was thoughtfull enough to run the pipe about 6" below the ceiling, and about a foot from the wall. Instant clothes rack! Why do I suspect this was deliberate?
The pipe, incidentally, contains ALL the circuits serving this place.
The shop next door realised that you should not hang clothes from EMT.....so he hung his from the sprinkler pipes.
The almighty sure must love clever fools..he sure makes enough of them!
Along the same lines, why is it that NM-B is thru bored holes is OK, but run perpendicular and stapled below the joists is not? I am aware of the requirement for running boards, but was asking more for the reason. It is certainly not just to prevent hanging things from the NM as the bored method does nothing to prevent using these runs as a hanging rack.
True the stress of anything hanging is lessened thru the bored hole vs a staple, but does it really make that much difference?
#109932 - 01/04/0610:24 PMRe: Another type of "Clothes Closet"
I have no idea where that orange cord goes...yet! This guy probably has no idea just how much we'll be seeing of each other in the next few months :-)
As for the "unsupported" conduit....this room is all of five foot wide; I think it is fair to consider the matching holes in the brick walls as 'support.' There is no reason, though, for the pipe to not have been run closer to either the wall or the ceiling. I really think it was deliberately run to also serve as a clothes rack!
#109935 - 01/07/0607:15 PMRe: Another type of "Clothes Closet"