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Dorado 05-11-2013 07:25 PM

Raceway recommendations?
 
I'm thinking of getting Wiremold 2400 series raceway for my apartment. I just need about 12 feet with various fittings. You can't find steel raceway in retail stores except for this small kind and I'm not sure I trust the plastic kind to screw onto to a wall permanently. Does anyone have opinions on raceway or experience with the 2400 series? It's for part of a hallway where I don't mind it not being decorative.

(for two coaxial cables, each going to two bedrooms)

mm11 05-11-2013 11:45 PM

I've used wiremold before- it's kind of a pain to cut, but functional. If you have a portaband or can borrow one to make the cuts, it makes it a lot easier.

sirsparksalot 05-12-2013 01:49 AM

What would be the problem with it being plastic? The part which screws to the wall would be the aluminum. The plastic part just slides, or snaps over that. Use wall anchors.

Philly Master 05-12-2013 05:54 AM

I understand .. here they call the 2 different one 500 series and 700 series 700 being the larger of the two ...

Is the plastic stuff rated for 120v ?? i thought that was for low voltage or ethernet ??

Dorado 05-12-2013 10:24 AM

Some of them have plastic bases. I only want it for low voltage but I really hate the plastic ones I've seen. The ones installed in my building are hard to close and most aren't closed properly. I'm trying to avoid ones with tape because I don't want the walls messed up if it's removed and I want something more secure. If it's painted over three or four times, I don't want it ruined. With aluminum or steel you can use a heat gun or scraper and pull harder. And I don't want fumes from burned plastic if there's a fire.

stickboy1375 05-12-2013 10:46 AM

Look for a plastic raceway, you dont want to be wasting a lot of time or money if its just an apartment.

k_buz 05-12-2013 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 1177716)
Look for a plastic raceway, you dont want to be wasting a lot of time or money if its just an apartment.

Stick...this is the guy who was looking for a rigid LB to complete his conduit run so his tenants could rewire their low volt.

Dorado 05-12-2013 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 1177718)
Stick...this is the guy who was looking for a rigid LB to complete his conduit run so his tenants could rewire their low volt.

I was looking for a C body for EMT so a future tenant that I sell the apartment to, as well as myself, would be able to hand fish cable from the C body through a closed section of soffit or else keep the cover on and use fish tape from the beginning of the EMT. I'll post pictures when I'm done.


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