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Old 06-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #16
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You aren't arrogant.

NEC 400.8 Uses Permitted is the code section to look up. It specifically mentions "when run through holes in walls..."

Just fix it right then it's done. If you ever do try to sell the house the next home inspector - theirs - might not miss it.

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Well as far as a trip hazard, I actually have the freezer in front of it in that corner, so you can't actually see the cords or outlet. Also, that back room is rarely used, and someday when I have kids, I plan to lock the main entry door knob to keep them from playing inside. This whole room can be closed off from the main part of the finished basement.

I just want to make sure it's not a shock or fire hazard. I can run a new circuit later in time, but for now I don't really have the means to, so my main goal is to not burn my house down.

Also, how are they considered concealed? If I open the door I can see the cord come in and go right into the sump pump. So it's not really hidden behind studs or something.

Here is a shot from the inside of the closet:
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It's not the trip hazard. It's not an approved wire to run through the hole in the wall.

400.8 Uses Not Permitted. Unless specifically permitted in 400.7, flexible cords and cables shall not be used for the following:

(2) Where run through holes in walls, structural ceilings, suspended ceilings, dropped ceilings, or floors
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Okay - so it sounds like all I have to do is put in a GFI on the inside of that closet and i'm within code.

The dedicated circuit isn't code, but considered in best practice - am I correct?
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A and P - thanks for bailing me out. cant find my code book and 4 year old and 2 year olds keep getting out of bed

put the gfci in the closet on the basement circuit and call it a day
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Thanks! I will daisy chain off the outlet directly outside the sump closet and put in the GFI inside the closet for the sump. Since the pump and freezer worked earlier simultaneously I can use that outside outlet for my freezer.

When I get the time to re wire the basement in the future I will make it a dedicated circuit.

Thanks again everyone!

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