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Running pipe in a dwelling. #101795
05/07/03 01:10 PM
05/07/03 01:10 PM
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Nicholas  Offline OP
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If a customer wants his home ran in pipe rather than NMD, what rules should I be aware of? Can I use shared neutrals as long as the continuity of the neutral is independant of the device connections?
Also do I have to de-rate using table-5C
although these circuits are already de-rated to 80%?

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Re: Running pipe in a dwelling. #101796
05/07/03 04:24 PM
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You can use shared neutrals, providing -
1. the two hot wires sharing a neutral are supplied from different panel busses, and
2. all the outlets supplied from those two circuits use the same neutral, if there is more than one neutral in the conduit.

You say "these circuits are already de-rated to 80%" Is this the "continuous load" derating, for Rule 8-104? If so, you only need to derate for that or Table 5C, whichever results in the largest wire size. 8-104(6)

Ed


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