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Slaughter House/Meant packing Plant #99667
08/25/06 08:21 PM
08/25/06 08:21 PM
Yoopersup  Offline OP
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Any reason a Slaughter House/ Meat packing plant can't be wired all in P.V.C. ?? (For washdown purposes mainly.

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Re: Slaughter House/Meant packing Plant #99668
08/26/06 11:16 AM
08/26/06 11:16 AM
renosteinke  Offline
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No reason at all, according to the NEC. Actually, this is a very wet, corrosive place, and PVC might be a good idea.

That said... make sure the USDA inspector agrees!

Re: Slaughter House/Meant packing Plant #99669
08/26/06 04:12 PM
08/26/06 04:12 PM
livetoride  Offline
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The meat packing places I have done PVC is required. You also have to use clamps that hold the conduit off the wall. I use 2 hole PVC straps that suround the pipe, they hold the conduit 1/8" off the wall so the pipe does not trap crud aganst the wall. Rod edit to add link

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Re: Slaughter House/Meant packing Plant #99670
08/27/06 09:55 PM
08/27/06 09:55 PM
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they hold the conduit 1/8" off the wall

Keep in mind that you need a 1/4" space behind the conduit unless it's nonmetallic conduit mounted to concrete, masonry, tile, or a similar surface.

See 300.6(D)


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