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Old 08-21-2014, 07:05 PM   #1
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Can the wires running inside a kitchen island cabinets' be hanged bare with cable clamps only, or does it have to be encased in metal conduit?

If metal conduit, can flexible conduit be used, and if yes, does it have to be Armored Cable (wiring pre-installed within flexible metal conduit) or can standard Romex be pulled through typical off-the-shelf empty flexible conduit?

I read somewhere that wires need to be protected with conduit to prevent being accidentally pulled from by drawers and stuff on shelves, and flexible conduit seems easier to install than EMT.

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I prefer FMC. Romex should be protected.

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I use Panduit plastic split duct to keep the cables out of the way and provide bump protection.
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I run mc most of time
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bump protection.
I like...
I think that should be a new term in the NEC.

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I use Panduit plastic split duct to keep the cables out of the way and provide bump protection.
I see how that would provide bump protection, but how would it fair against getting snagged?
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I prefer FMC. Romex should be protected.
I also prefer flexible metal conduit.

Since they will connect to metal "old work" boxes (those seem the easiest to mount onto the island sides), I assume the boxes will need to be grounded via pigtail to the bare ground wire using "green" grounding screws.
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I run the cable in the corner where the chances to get snagged are almost zero.
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I run the cable in the corner where the chances to get snagged are almost zero.
Snagg protection?
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Yes, snag and bump protection since none of these meet the NEC requirements against physical damage. I don't see under a sink or in a cabinet as needing rigid or Schedule 80.

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