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Old 12-12-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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Can NM come in contact with ductwork from residential kitchen range hood?


Hello,
I would like to install a ducted 30 inch range hood in my residential kitchen. Currently there is not ductwork. I would like to run a 3.25x10 flat duct inside a kitchen wall to accomplish this, however there is existing NM electrical cable inside the wall cavity that I would like to use.
Is it acceptable for NM to come in contact with ductwork from a residential kitchen range hood?
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Can NM come in contact with ductwork from residential kitchen range hood?


NM must be protected from physical damage. If it were me, I'd find some way to separate the two. Can you put a furring strip in between the duct and the wire?

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Can NM come in contact with ductwork from residential kitchen range hood?


Thanks for the reply. There is one tight section that only has about 3/4 inch clearance. But there would still be room to protect the wire in some way. I read in another post from a similar question a suggestion to put in a strip of insulation.
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