Type of conduit


Old 12-27-05, 07:54 PM
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Type of conduit

When installing a new hot water heater, does it matter if you use flexible metal, or plastic conduit to protect the cable. Thanks
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Old 12-27-05, 09:18 PM
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type of conduit

It doesn't really matter, but it is alot easier to use a flexible whip from your junction box to the box on the water heater rather than a rigid conduit. You may want to check with your local inspector to see which one he requires, but I have never had a problem with 3/4" armored whip.
Oh, yeah, you can't heat hot water. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by chandler
Oh, yeah, you can't heat hot water. Good luck.

Sure you can, and must, to keep it hot.
A water heater with a storage tank uses energy to heat hot water all the time.

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