an electrical contractor wants to use romex to rewire a house that has solid block walls. the walls will be coverd with sheetrock, about 1 inch hollow will be between the sheetrock in the block wall. have you guys ever hear of such a wiring pratice? any advice ? any code violations in the above procedure ?
I know there has to maintain an 1 1/4" space between romex and finish surfaces. I believe m/c falls in the same class. I would prefer emt with surface mount 4" sq's and apply the proper plaster ring to finsh surface.
Re: romex, used on a solid block wall ?#17078 11/20/0204:25 PM11/20/0204:25 PM
MJ: Besides the romex situation, what kind of box is the installer proposing??? From your post, I assume that furring strips aregoing to be fastened to the block wall, and sheetrock will be attached to the furring strips. You cannot staple/strap the RX to the furring strip sides, as you cannot maintain 1 1/4" of clearance to prevent nail damage. 1/2" EMT would work, but you have to install a box. John
Re: romex, used on a solid block wall ?#17079 11/20/0205:29 PM11/20/0205:29 PM