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amakarevic 10-31-2008 04:35 PM

cable going outside for entrance flood light
 
does the cable going outside for an entrance flood light have to be UF ? the light is motion sensored and is affixed directly on the brick wall above the door. the cable will run straight through the brick wall and into the light receptacle, i.e. no conduit running alongside the wall. also, does the cable have to go through PVC conduit or can it just go through the hole in the brick ?

dSilanskas 10-31-2008 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by amakarevic (Post 179295)
does the cable going outside for an entrance flood light have to be UF ? the light is motion sensored and is affixed directly on the brick wall above the door. the cable will run straight through the brick wall and into the light receptacle, i.e. no conduit running alongside the wall. also, does the cable have to go through PVC conduit or can it just go through the hole in the brick ?


If your going right through the brick to the other side into a box. Yes you have to protect the romex by some sort of sleeve. PVC is not a bad idea or carflex. It does not have to be UF Romex unless your running the wire along the outside of the house.

220/221 10-31-2008 06:56 PM

HUH?


Romex is run thru brick all the time to every outside light in every brick house I've ever seen.

Inside the brick = inside the structure.

dSilanskas 11-01-2008 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by 220/221 (Post 179337)
HUH?


Romex is run thru brick all the time to every outside light in every brick house I've ever seen.

Inside the brick = inside the structure.


Yes it is so whats your question?:laughing:

J. V. 11-01-2008 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by 220/221 (Post 179337)
HUH?


Romex is run thru brick all the time to every outside light in every brick house I've ever seen.

Inside the brick = inside the structure.

Totally agree. It's done all the time and is not a code violation. Of course if you feel better with a sleeve. Have at it.

dSilanskas 11-01-2008 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by 220/221 (Post 179337)
HUH?


Romex is run thru brick all the time to every outside light in every brick house I've ever seen.

Inside the brick = inside the structure.

If you re read what I wrote I said that you only need to use UF romex if you are going along the outside of a building:thumbsup:

220/221 11-01-2008 04:04 PM

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If your going right through the brick to the other side into a box. Yes you have to protect the romex by some sort of sleeve.
:jester:

dSilanskas 11-01-2008 04:30 PM

220/221 if your going to run romex through brick or stone why woudn't you protect it with pvc or carflex? Silly silly monkey:laughing:

chris75 11-01-2008 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by dSilanskas (Post 179623)
220/221 if your going to run romex through brick or stone why woudn't you protect it with pvc or carflex? Silly silly monkey:laughing:

Because you dont need to. :) Silly silly monkey!

dSilanskas 11-01-2008 04:43 PM

Sure you dont have too but why not? For better protecton? Well unless that is the way you guys like to do things :laughing: The code is bare minimal why not go above the code and make it even more safe:whistling2:

Silk 11-01-2008 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by dSilanskas (Post 179629)
Sure you dont have too but why not? For better protecton? Well unless that is the way you guys like to do things :laughing: The code is bare minimal why not go above the code and make it even more safe:whistling2:


Why not? Because it's idiotic and a waste of time and your customers money, that's why.

dSilanskas 11-01-2008 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Silk (Post 179638)
Why not? Because it's idiotic and a waste of time and your customers money, that's why.

Haha well perhaps your idiotic to think that it really takes that much longer to stick a pipe through a wall :laughing: So its at the most 10" of 1/2 pipe or whatever you use and about two minutes :whistling2: But oh yes that is a lot of time and money

Silk 11-01-2008 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by dSilanskas (Post 179657)
Haha well perhaps your idiotic


Well let me think about that................. No, it's still you.

InPhase277 11-01-2008 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by dSilanskas (Post 179657)
Haha well perhaps your idiotic to think that it really takes that much longer to stick a pipe through a wall :laughing: So its at the most 10" of 1/2 pipe or whatever you use and about two minutes :whistling2: But oh yes that is a lot of time and money

Well usually, in a new construction situation, the wire is stubbed out with a box attached. Then the brick mason will brick around it, and the wire is never in contact with the brick. In a remodel or old work setup, I'd chisel a brick out and install a masonry box, and the wire still never touches the brick. It would be a waste of time to install a pipe, only to turn around and remove it when you take the brick out anyway.

dSilanskas 11-01-2008 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Silk (Post 179676)
Well let me think about that................. No, it's still you.

haha well to each his own you do things your way and i will do things the better way:thumbsup:


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