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Old 12-17-09, 10:13 AM
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Is this to code?

Putting in a new circuit for a new dishwasher in my mobile home. Thinking of running the romex from the panel to the appliance through a boxed-in channel that was installed in the corner of one wall. The channel contains the 1/2" hot and cold water pipes. See attached sketch and photos.
The guy at the electrical supply store said that romex should not run along water pipes. Is this true?
Second, is there a higher grade of romex (exterior grade) that I can use?



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Old 12-17-09, 10:24 AM
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Nothing wrong with running the cable there. The only time it might be a problem if the pipes broke but in that case you have a much bigger problem.

I'd try to keep it away from the hot water line but that is just me not code. Modern wire is made to handle 90 C so it really wouldn't be a problem.
 
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The guy at the electrical supply store said that romex should not run along water pipes. Is this true?
Probably best to not have it touching, but the channel would be a legal spot to run the cable.

Second, is there a higher grade of romex (exterior grade) that I can use?
You could use UF-B cable which is waterproof.
 
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Thanks guys, you saved me a lot of on-my-back-in-the-crawlspace-looking-up-at-dirty-subfloor.
 
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