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Old 01-05-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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Follow up code question RE: 312.5(C)


I recently posted a thread about sleeving some cable in my garage.
Protecting small run of 8/3 cable in garage

JV gave me some great advice about running the cable in EMT. I went digging around in the code book to determine any specifics I may have missed.

Looks like what I'm wanting to do is covered by 312.5(C), and I had a question about point D under the exception.

(d) The raceway is sealed or plugged at the outer end using approved means so as to prevent access to the enclosure through the raceway.

Just curious what I'd use to plug or seal the conduit? Something like Duct Seal or is there a specific fitting I'd need?

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I recently posted a thread about sleeving some cable in my garage.
Protecting small run of 8/3 cable in garage

JV gave me some great advice about running the cable in EMT. I went digging around in the code book to determine any specifics I may have missed.

Looks like what I'm wanting to do is covered by 312.5(C), and I had a question about point D under the exception.

(d) The raceway is sealed or plugged at the outer end using approved means so as to prevent access to the enclosure through the raceway.

Just curious what I'd use to plug or seal the conduit? Something like Duct Seal or is there a specific fitting I'd need?

Thanks.

Mike
Mike, What code book do you have (cycle)? Article 312.5 (C) (d) does not apply to your project. The title of this article in the 2005 and 2008 code reads "Cabinet's, Cutout Boxes and Meter Socket Enclosures". So disregard this article.

You do not need to seal or plug this conduit. Just take it all the way into the panel. On the opposite end, put on a male adapter and screw on a nylon bushing and you are finished.
Note: You can use PVC if you like.

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I recently posted a thread about sleeving some cable in my garage.
Protecting small run of 8/3 cable in garage

JV gave me some great advice about running the cable in EMT. I went digging around in the code book to determine any specifics I may have missed.

Looks like what I'm wanting to do is covered by 312.5(C), and I had a question about point D under the exception.

(d) The raceway is sealed or plugged at the outer end using approved means so as to prevent access to the enclosure through the raceway.

Just curious what I'd use to plug or seal the conduit? Something like Duct Seal or is there a specific fitting I'd need?

Thanks.

Mike
312.5(D) does not apply to your situation as it is talking about multiple cables in a raceway. Your situation is a single cable not multiple.... and is only for physical protection. Just do as JV said. Where the cable enters the conduit at the ceiling a bushing is required to prevent abrasion. Just use an emt box connector I (remove the locknut) and thread the bushing onto it. Give the 8/3 cable a nice gradual sweep into the conduit.

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Thanks, guys, sorry for going off on a tangent, I'll try to read more carefully next time..
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