OK To Run T-stat Wiring In Same Chase As Heating Pipes? - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


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

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Western Masschusetts
Posts: 575
Rewards Points: 500
Default

OK to run t-stat wiring in same chase as heating pipes?


i used an old heating duct to run a supply/return of 3/4" copper for a baseboard.
it would be super convenient to drop my thermostat wiring right down this same duct to the basement. would it melt?

thanks.

Advertisement

wombosi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
Electrical Contractor
 
kbsparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delmarva
Posts: 3,368
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

OK to run t-stat wiring in same chase as heating pipes?


Not likely. The wire has to get much hotter than the boiling point of water to melt.

You should be fine fishing that wire through the same chase.

Advertisement

__________________
-KB

Life is uncertain -- eat dessert first!!
kbsparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 06:52 PM   #3
Electrician
 
SD515's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Near Jackson Michigan Area
Posts: 1,451
Rewards Points: 502
Default

OK to run t-stat wiring in same chase as heating pipes?


What’s the max temp the pipes would ever be? What’s the max temp rating of the stat wire? Would it? Probably not. Could it? Sure…anything is possible.
__________________
Kyle

Just because you can, doesn't always mean you should
SD515 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 07:15 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

OK to run t-stat wiring in same chase as heating pipes?


Quote:
Originally Posted by schmolze View Post
i used an old heating duct to run a supply/return of 3/4" copper for a baseboard
old as no longer in use?
Since you now have hot water baseboard I doubt it would get hot enough
Try to string it a couple inches away from the hot water going to the baseboard. The return copper line will be cooler
Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2009, 08:40 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Western Masschusetts
Posts: 575
Rewards Points: 500
Default

OK to run t-stat wiring in same chase as heating pipes?


thanks a lot guys. this is good news.

scuba: yes, the duct is no longer in use as a heating duct. the house used to have a coal furnace.

Last edited by wombosi; 09-11-2009 at 08:42 PM.
wombosi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
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
Draining heating pipes to do work on walls RyanD Plumbing 5 06-15-2009 03:06 PM
Why do i hear the water in my heating pipes? CMG Plumbing 3 12-09-2008 12:33 PM
I hear the water running in my heating pipes CMG HVAC 3 12-08-2008 07:46 PM
Hot Water Heating, burst/frozen pipes, use pex etc??? diyjohn HVAC 3 11-14-2008 05:07 PM
air in baseboard heating pipes dangerouswithtools HVAC 7 02-24-2008 07:26 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts