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Old 01-21-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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Copper pipe for conduit?


Hi,

I'm remodeling my kitchen in an old (1890) Denver home. Walls are all brick or plaster on brick. The electrical above the countertops will have to be exposed over the glass tile backsplash.

Rather than using wire mold or steel conduit, I would like to use something more aesthetically pleasing, like copper pipe. Anybody know if this is allowed? I don't think i've seen it before and I'm wondering if it's legal.

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RM

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Old 01-21-2007, 03:43 PM   #2
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Copper as a raceway. is not an approved wiring method.

Probably because of the cost of copper, so mfg have not bothered to have it listed.

You could use copper to sleeve over another wiring method, like mc cable or conduit.

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ricemg,

I can't imagine any piping/box system being as aesthetically pleasing as Wiremold's Plugmold:




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Just use the conduit and paint it a color to complement your kitchen colors.
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Here is a good reason. You may not be around when someone cuts into it thinking it is a water pipe. Not a good idea. Plumbers don't use conduit.
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