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albertldee

04:49PM | 09/26/07
Member Since: 06/27/03
45 lifetime posts
can i run door bell, electric strike and the 120v 14/2awg gate light wire in the same conduit/pipe i only have 1 pipe from the house to the gate

joed

10:27AM | 10/04/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
No the low volatge(door bell, electric strike ) and hi voltage(120 volt) must be kept separate. They can be in the same trench right beside each other. They just can't be in the same conduit.

Also you shouldn't be runing 14/2 cable in the conduit. You should run individual conductor THWN.

albertldee

11:12PM | 10/06/07
Member Since: 06/27/03
45 lifetime posts
thanks i will run them seperately can u explain why not so i can now the downside to doing so

thanks again

joed

05:36AM | 10/11/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
It is against code.

The likely reason is because in the event os a wire failure you do not want the possibilty of putting 120 volts on the low voltage door bell and stirke wires.


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