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Old 02-23-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what type of boxes are to be used with metal studs,metal or plastic? won't the metal studs conduct electricity if there is a short?

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Old 02-23-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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Can anyone tell me what type of boxes are to be used with metal studs,metal or plastic?
If you are talking about non metalic cable applications, it's your choice.


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won't the metal studs conduct electricity if there is a short?
Is this a trick question?

Metal does conduct.

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220/221 I think it is a trick question, did ya notice he didnt say if the power was on or not LOL LOL?
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220/221 I think it is a trick question, did ya notice he didnt say if the power was on or not LOL LOL?
I usually don't know what I am talking about but he did say if there was a "short". Is it not the only time a short can occur is when the power is ON?
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DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!! told ya it was a trick question ya got me
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No.

The short circuit exists even if de energized. There is stilll a path available.

The effects of the short only occur when the power is on.

Short refers to the distance traveled. The normal circuit goes from source to/thru the load and back to the source. If it somehow goes to ground before it completes it's intended journey, it's a short circuit.

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I guess it is a trick question. 220 as always is right. The short is present even when the power is off, you see the effects when the power is on. Would have never thought about that. Something else learned today. Thanks.

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