Conduit use


Old 08-19-05, 08:33 PM
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Question Conduit use

Hi all,

I just ripped out an awfully crooked suspended ceiling in my garage. Do I need to place the wiring that goes to the lights and garage door opener in conduit? There are junction boxes up ther ein the rafters (about 8 or 9 feet above the floor, but the Romex is visible.

What is the rule with conduit usage? Just want to make sure I'm legal.

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Old 08-19-05, 08:44 PM
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Residential is by no means my expertise, but I'm pretty sure Romex is ALLOWED to be exposed when not subject to physical damage as long as it's (I think) a few inches above the floor before being exposed.

Of course, typically, you wouldn't WANT it on your walls, etc, as it's pretty ugly.

You should be absolutely fine with it in your rafters, as long as you are happy with the appearance and it was done right the first time.

There are a few guys here that are much better at residential and can correct me if I'm wrong.

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