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SER next to vent stack? #94239
07/20/05 06:15 PM
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giddonah  Offline OP
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I'm stuck looking for a route from a basement to an attic for a 100A subpanel. I'd rather not run conduit up the outside. Can I run SER next to the vent stack? That would provide the simplest, cheapest, easiest way to do it, but you know how that usually ends up...

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Re: SER next to vent stack? #94240
07/20/05 06:17 PM
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giddonah  Offline OP
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sorry, forgot to mention that it's a 100yr old house (new 200A in basement) and the stack looks like cast iron.

Re: SER next to vent stack? #94241
07/20/05 07:07 PM
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You can do this.

Re: SER next to vent stack? #94242
07/20/05 07:23 PM
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giddonah  Offline OP
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Sweet. Is this allowed in the code or just not addressed? I've been looking for a while now.

[This message has been edited by giddonah (edited 07-20-2005).]

Re: SER next to vent stack? #94243
07/20/05 08:20 PM
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I don't think you'll find many references to plumbing in the NEC.
A chase is a chase is a chase.


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Re: SER next to vent stack? #94244
07/21/05 04:46 AM
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The code is not a design manual. It does not address every possible scenario of an installation that might come up. Would you normaly not run wiring near plumbing?

Re: SER next to vent stack? #94245
07/21/05 08:09 AM
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giddonah  Offline OP
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Normally, I'd just run it around plumbing, but this is a bit more than a 20A circuit just crossing a pipe's path. Stranger things happen, I was just making sure, never did it or saw it before. I guess I won't have to say that after this.

Re: SER next to vent stack? #94246
07/21/05 09:27 PM
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Re: SER next to vent stack? #94247
07/22/05 08:16 AM
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"Them guys are ok, harrassing newer members is one of the rules on that site." - BobH

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Re: SER next to vent stack? #94248
07/22/05 04:47 PM
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George Little  Offline
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All persons on this site need to have a sense of humor or they don't stick around. Speaking of problems with running wires near stacks etc., I was trying to thread conduit on a location in Nebraska where I had to run a cord accross a set of RR tracks and the threader was running real slow and overheating till I propped the cord up with a 2x4 and got it away from the RR tracks.


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