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#7391 - 02/02/02 03:38 PM Sched 40 PVC for indoor exposed conduit run?  
duanet  Offline
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Can I use exposed Schedule 40 PVC for an indoor circuit? (240 Volt from main panel to sub)


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#7392 - 02/02/02 04:00 PM Re: Sched 40 PVC for indoor exposed conduit run?  
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347-2 1999 code. Or outdoors, as long as you ain't hanging fixtures off it, or a hazardous location [Linked Image]


#7393 - 02/03/02 12:55 PM Re: Sched 40 PVC for indoor exposed conduit run?  
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Reminds me of a job I was on years ago as an apprentice. It was at a " Trash Transfer" facility. City owned, 4- story, 2 acre concrete structure where it seemed thousands of trash trucks a day would arrive and dump there smelly "load". Ugh. The trash was then picked up by big loaders and pushed into a series of huge compactors. Then loaded into 40' tractor trailers.The smell was amazing. Hard to describe. But definitly a "methane" sort of aroma.
Anyways, entire project consisted of surface mounted sch 80 pvc with pvc boxes, fittings straps, etc. re-feeding all roof top ventilators, 10 trash compactors and lighting. Felt like I was installing a new sprinkler system.The senior building inspector was there everyday making sure we did things properly according to HIS plans.
Anyone out there worked in an atmosphere like this, and what did they classify your "environment" ?
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#7394 - 02/03/02 01:40 PM Re: Sched 40 PVC for indoor exposed conduit run?  
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Worked in exactly the same place (different location perhaps) but boy what a dump [Linked Image] This place was operational at the time and I was sure I would be scooped up and trucked away. You could not get that smell out of your nose!


#7395 - 02/03/02 04:42 PM Re: Sched 40 PVC for indoor exposed conduit run?  
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Montenay Pacific facility/AES burns the trash for Long Beach, CA. They're about 500' from the salty Pacific Ocean. They convert it into electrical power. They are also what is termed a "Total Destruction Facility" They burn the drugs that are siezed in the Los Angeles area. The stuff coming out the smokestack is very pure
It's quite an interesting place to work. The environment there would make me wonder about your "corrosion" comments. Some of it won't last a month.(Stainless enclosure inside of a non-metallic enclosure)


#7396 - 02/03/02 05:44 PM Re: Sched 40 PVC for indoor exposed conduit run?  
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"The environment there would make me wonder about your "corrosion" comments. Some of it won't last a month.(Stainless enclosure inside of a non-metallic enclosure"

Did you ever know what they classified that site as?


NS4M

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