Does service cable have to be in conduit inside?


Old 03-24-09, 05:13 PM
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Does service cable have to be in conduit inside?

Does the main service cable coming from the meter box to the interior of the house need to be in conduit after it enters the house, right now i have it entering a couple of feet above the box and going straight into the box, does it need to be in conduit by the NEC?
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Old 03-24-09, 05:25 PM
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It would only need protection if subject to physical damage. Most likely this would not apply and conduit would not be needed. You could check with your building officials for their answer.
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As long as it is not subject to physical damage, you are fine.
Unless of course there is some local ordinance that might prohibit it but I have never seen one.

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