Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 47
Share |

HB &G column wiring

I'm installing two 8x8x6'8 columns in my house to support a beam crossing a 16 foot span. These columns are HB&G square columns http://www.hbgcolumns.com/squarecolumns.html but what i want to know is that if i can cut in a box into the material without ruining the bearing load capacity... and i know a wire is supposed to be secured within 12 inches of a plug, but forgoe that thought right now please... hehe.

i was thinking if i use a Die grinding wheel and just install remodel boxes, i'll be all set. but if anyone has come across this anytime please drop me a line...

smallcrpt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
Licensed Electrical Cont.
Speedy Petey's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,810

HB &G column wiring

I think the only one who can answer this is the maker of the columns.

Originally Posted by smallcrpt View Post
... and i know a wire is supposed to be secured within 12 inches of a plug,
I don't know about a "plug", but in new work yes, the rule general is secure within 12" of a box.
If the cable is fished into a finished space then no securing is required. As with most, the box MUST have a clamp of some sort though. The molded in clamps in PVC boxes are fine.
Fishing down a column does fit this description.

Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC.
Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 07:48 AM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 47

HB &G column wiring

I have an email out to some of their ppl to see if i can cut a hole in them. But no response yet. You figured they'd be waiting anxiously at their desks on a Sat morning to receive an email... but who knows...
thanks again
smallcrpt is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing wiring in middle of run, ungrounded lighting circuit alexz Electrical 3 07-05-2007 08:53 PM
Concrete patch for lally column footing? AllGoNoShow Building & Construction 6 10-21-2006 08:16 PM
Knob & Tube wiring - How concerned should we be? hotdiggitydog Electrical 6 04-11-2006 07:52 PM
Garage - Protecting wiring installation eastment Electrical 4 11-26-2005 11:52 AM
How safe is knob and tube wiring? jackdp Electrical 8 10-29-2005 10:50 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.