11:03PM | 04/23/04
Member Since: 04/23/04
3 lifetime posts
I am replacing the old sub-panel in my garage with a new one but placing it further towards the back. Can I run my new feeder cables inside of flex conduit along the walls (outside of the drywall) from the old panel area to the new or do I have to use rigid EMT pipe? Obviously the cost of pipe is much greater than the conduit. I'd like to get by with the conduit if at all possible.

I live in California in case the code differs from state to state.

Tom O

04:43PM | 04/24/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
487 lifetime posts
Things must really be different in California, Flex, of any type, always costs more than EMT where I live. Not only that, the cost of connectors for flex is also much higher.

Anyhow, I used to live in California & it seemed to me that at that time that everyplace required an inspection, even in unincorporated areas. Therefore, you should direct your questions to the authority having juridiction for a definitive answer.



06:47PM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 04/27/04
3 lifetime posts
hi Montyjoe,

i don`t thing you can legal run any cable outside the wall, next week i`m getting another final inspection and i`am going to ask him how that works, but as i said i haven`t seen cable run (legal) outside the drywall so far, but who knows, just build a box around it ;-) and i live in socali and if you have another question let me know , my inspector is pretty cool i can pick his brain :-)


10:47AM | 05/17/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
52 lifetime posts
I am not a licensed electrician but work with many that are. I don't believe that you can run flex conduit to the new panel, but you will wan to check with your local building inspector. As to the surface mounting this is not normally an issure if the wire is in conduit, "but the type of conduit may also be an issue for you. There is the EMT that you mentioned which will generally meet code but there are 2 additional type intermediate IMC and Rigid conduit. The can be cases that one of these might be required. I would gather that you are leaving in the old panel or replacing it with a new "J box". Any cable splices MUST be in a jbox and there are specific size arequirements appicable to these depending on wire size and number of conductors.. This really sounds like a project for a licensed electrician.



02:22AM | 08/15/04
Member Since: 11/24/01
9 lifetime posts
As far as I know any exposed or surface wiring inside a garage should be in conduit,EMT. I would use EMT for the Line side of the sub panel and Metal Clad, BX, or FMC, for your branch ciruits. P.S. keep in mind that on a sub panel the ground buss and the neutral buss are NOT Bonded...


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon