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#21784 - 02/10/03 07:29 PM Romex in EMT  
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Can you place romex in EMT? Where in the code does it say you can or cant? I have asked this question to 3 electricians and got 3 different answers. Its a 40' run of 1/2"emt with 10/3 romex going into it. Thanks for any help.


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#21785 - 02/10/03 07:48 PM Re: Romex in EMT  
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WildTurkey101;

check out page 70-617 of the 02' , notes to tables #9

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#21786 - 02/10/03 07:59 PM Re: Romex in EMT  
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99NEC Ch.9 Notes to Tables “A multiconductor cable of two or more conductors shall be treated as a single conductor for calculating percentage conduit fill area. For cables that have elliptical cross sections, the cross-sectional area calculation shall be based on using the major diameter of the ellipse as a circle diameter.”

Not sure if this would be the case for “Over 2 Wires: 40%” or “1 Wire: 53%” fill.

10/3 NM-B will probably need larger than ½-inch tubing.


#21787 - 02/10/03 08:24 PM Re: Romex in EMT  
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WildTurkey101...( I have asked this question to 3 electricians and got 3 different answers.)...so what was their answers.

is the 10/3 cable being installed in the conduit for protection against physical damage.?


sparky ....what page. [Linked Image]


#21788 - 02/10/03 08:40 PM Re: Romex in EMT  
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wildturkey :

for 10/3 romax cables(wires) you have to run it in 3/4 emt conduct. btw 1/2 inch conduct wont fit with 10/3 belive me it is a pain in the butt with that but i did check on nec 99 version it say same way check the area fill for conduct

merci marc


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#21789 - 02/10/03 09:29 PM Re: Romex in EMT  
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Lighthouse, the answers were "yes you can", "no you cant", and "what the heck are you talking about". The 10/3 is running down the side of a house and I was going to place it in some EMT. I just wanted to make sure I wasnt breaking any code rules. Thanks for all the quick replys.


#21790 - 02/10/03 10:10 PM Re: Romex in EMT  
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Is this running down the inside or outside of the house?


#21791 - 02/10/03 11:14 PM Re: Romex in EMT  
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Jim, it is running along the outside of a house.


#21792 - 02/11/03 07:51 AM Re: Romex in EMT  
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334.15 2002 code


#21793 - 02/11/03 08:07 AM Re: Romex in EMT  
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just to make your morning i'll ask if if needs to be grounded....


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