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Old 01-16-2012, 02:27 AM   #1
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Conduit/Cable conundrum

I'm running 6/3 grounded NM cable across an attic in a single family home and have a question about protection for it:

The cable is running perpendicular to the trusses and is within 6 feet of the scuttle hole, and I was wondering if instead of protecting the cable with guard strips around the hole if it would be acceptable to run the cable though 1 PVC conduit.

I ask because after the cable exits the attic it would be otherwise be exposed wiring; so instead it will be enclosed in conduit & which will then be attached to a 2x4 running board on it's way to the sub-panel. Basically I'm wondering if I can just extend the conduit 6 feet into the attic for protection as well.


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Old 01-16-2012, 02:50 AM   #2
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Yes, you can use a conduit sleeve for protection anywhere that the cable might be subject to damage.


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