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Old 06-05-2010, 02:32 AM   #31
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I am pretty much in the same boat with conflects with bending radius on the conduit on the Americian side however in France side the smallest bending radius we are allowed on 13 mm conduit { the same as half inch conduits } is 80mm { little over 3 inches }and that is pretty tight bend there but normally it will be 160mm radius { about 6 inches }

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Quick summary of the NEC bending rules:

http://www.anixter.com.my/AXECOM/AXEDocLib.nsf/(UnID)/71C22AE23FF1A43580256F24006EF67A/$file/B-1_7.pdf
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First things first you can't put Romex in BX, maybe you mean Greenfield. Secondly the code doesn't say you can't run more than 3 feet it says no more than 6 feet unless you have a ground wire in which case 14/3 would have to be used. The reason is BX and Greenfield can unspool. ROMEX is not allowed in CHICAGO at all. It gives off a poison gas if burnt, Chicago has the most strenuous code in the world. This is because of the history of fires in our great city. But for your project go ahead and use BX ( I prefer Greenfield ) it's perfectly OK'd by code. You can get a copy of the Chicago Code at the Library just get a Library card.
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134, please note that this thread is well over two years old.

Also, you and I both know that fire is NOT the reason Chicago does not allow NM cable. It's FAR more political/union than that.
The "poison gas" thing is simply propaganda scare tactics Chicago uses to perpetuate it's outdated and absurd NM cable codes.
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The orginal poster asked this question in 2008 and never returned again to look at the answers.
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134, please note that this thread is well over two years old.

Also, you and I both know that fire is NOT the reason Chicago does not allow NM cable. It's FAR more political/union than that.
The "poison gas" thing is simply propaganda scare tactics Chicago uses to perpetuate it's outdated and absurd NM cable codes.
I live in Chicago. It's union/trade driven. It's actually getting worse, not better. Now you need fire sprinkler systems in new residential construction. Oh brother another $$$$$ waster with no valid cost benefit model. Between the two probably $10k in extra housing cost.
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I live in Chicago. It's union/trade driven. It's actually getting worse, not better. Now you need fire sprinkler systems in new residential construction. Oh brother another $$$$$ waster with no valid cost benefit model. Between the two probably $10k in extra housing cost.
I think sprinkler systems in homes is an EXCELLENT idea.
That said, it SHOULD NOT be code required.

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