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Wiring methods

Posted By: OreElect

Wiring methods - 07/07/04 01:42 AM

Opinions on a wiring method;
50 + 100 butterfly habitat building.The walls are clear plastic panels,one layer inside and one layer outside,see through.
Lighting 1000 HPS ceiling fixtures,outdoor mounted through wall propane furnace,dirt floor.General use outlets.
Posted By: earlydean

Re: Wiring methods - 07/08/04 03:58 PM

I guess this is a large terrarium? I would use PVC conduit because of the hose down with chemicals.
Posted By: DougW

Re: Wiring methods - 07/09/04 12:50 AM

Or RMC - especially if the area is misted to moisturize the air. Also, with the dirt floor, AHJ might consider it a damp area. (edited to add, or course, RNC would work too - ask the AHJ)

What kind of structure are you dealing with? Steel posts in concrete footings supporting a open web steel truss roof structure?

[This message has been edited by DougW (edited 07-11-2004).]
Posted By: OreElect

Re: Wiring methods - 07/17/04 05:46 PM

Hey thanks for your replys
I got poped on this Job.
I was in a hurry to bid this and put it together as a dry location thinking of it as a pole barn / bug barn. upon completion,the owners and the inspector,maybe family, decided to go with mist,sprinklers and are going to also fill it up with exotic plants.

I wired it with pvc and steel boxes with raised covers.
ahj required all boxes wet location with bubble covers on all.

I live and learn.
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