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Liquid tight flex #209563
04/09/13 03:26 PM
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drgnz23  Offline OP
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a have a dumb question...Can you run liquid tight flex through stucco? One of our technicians install a light fixture but ran LT flex through stucco and itsonly about 8 inches.I was trying to find something in the code book.

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Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23] #209565
04/09/13 04:45 PM
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Tesla  Offline
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Sealtite is only suitable for above ground and direct burial installations.

It says so right on the material.





Tesla
Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23] #209574
04/09/13 08:51 PM
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gfretwell  Offline

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Why not?

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356.10 Uses Permitted.
(7) For encasement in concrete where listed for direct burial and installed in compliance with 356.42.

Not really relevant but ...

356.42 Couplings and Connectors.
Only fittings listed for use with LFNC shall be used. Angle connectors shall not be used for concealed raceway installations. Straight LFNC fittings are permitted for direct burial or encasement in concrete.


They usually use smurf here if it can be called interior (like the back of a pancake) but I see LFNC if there is a question.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23] #209576
04/09/13 09:24 PM
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HotLine1  Offline

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Stucco/concrete debate coming soon??

I see no issue with the LFMC or the LFNC as long as the connectors are straight.


John
Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23] #209578
04/09/13 11:03 PM
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gfretwell  Offline

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Stucco is basically concrete without the gravel. Any concerns with damage to the wiring method is the same.



Greg Fretwell
Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23] #209579
04/10/13 08:08 AM
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renosteinke  Offline
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I've tried very hard for the past day, and I cannot think of any location that is not either above ground or in the ground.

Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23] #209596
04/10/13 07:59 PM
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HotLine1  Offline

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Possibly...a 'Black Hole', or another dimension??


John
Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23] #209615
04/12/13 06:55 PM
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smile Underwater isn't above ground or direct burial??

Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23] #209618
04/12/13 08:01 PM
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Tesla  Offline
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I posted about Sealtite because I'm constantly running into journeymen, foremen and contractors who are unaware that it's appropriate for most applications -- particularly to include direct burial.

As electure correctly notes, it's not for use in the ocean -- nor is it NASA rated.

Like MI, it's big fault is that it's not cheap.

BTW, angled fittings are not acceptable in buried work. That would also include encased work, too.



Tesla
Re: Liquid tight flex [Re: drgnz23] #209620
04/12/13 08:27 PM
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wewire2  Offline
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Speaking of angled fittings. I made an instinctive call last week on a job. I saw an angle fitting installed in the back of a box. The fitting would be in the wall so I said " Hey! you can't use that fitting like that in the wall". Only problem was that it was MC cable. DER.....

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