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Old 06-08-2013, 10:19 PM   #1
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Routing 240V through walls question


This is probably a stupid question but I'm going to ask to be on the safe side. I'm re-routing my water heater from my basement to my garage. I'm in AZ and it's best in the garage.

Can you see the wire in the pic. I need to re-route it behind the drywall and up wall to the garage. Why do I think I need to use EMT or some type of casing?

Can I just route the wire through the studs and up to the next level like 110V or is there something special with 240V?


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Depends on your local code.
Make the call to the building dept. to check.
Some areas call for a permit to install a water heater.

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Depends on your local code.
Make the call to the building dept. to check.
Some areas call for a permit to install a water heater.
Yeah, I will be contacting them Monday. Wanted to get all my materials this weekend and wasn't sure if I needed to buy EMT. I guess I could and return it if it's not needed.

I'm thinking 240V can be routed the same as 110V....
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Yeah, I will be contacting them Monday. Wanted to get all my materials this weekend and wasn't sure if I needed to buy EMT. I guess I could and return it if it's not needed.

I'm thinking 240V can be routed the same as 110V....
That will be the safest thing before you do buy anything until after you talk to the inspector first to see what kind of local codes they do required for water heaters in the garage.

The other thing it will be in effect is you will have to add a local disconnect switch due you will not be in sight of breaker box. ( the only time you can get away if you have main breaker box inside the garage. )

Make sure you use 10-2 NM cable unless it noted in your codes may use differnt type of cable or conduit so check it ahead of it.

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