2-2-2-4 ser cable protection


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Old 03-23-17, 07:53 PM
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2-2-2-4 ser cable protection

Currently have a main panel next to a subpanel that is supplied by 2-2-2-4 ser cable 90 amp breaker. The wire to the subpanel is not in conduit. The ser cable is approx 30" long that looks like a j connecting the two panels. Both panels are mounted on a concrete wall with a plywood base. To protect the ser cable considering using small pieces of 2x3' studs attached to the plywood base and then plywood over the 2x3' s to cover the ser cable. The plywood would not totally enclose the the cable for any heat to dissipate if this is an issue. The plywood would go over the 2x3's. Any issues with heat or other? Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 03-23-17, 08:04 PM
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Probably not even needed. Can you post a picture ?
 
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Old 03-23-17, 10:13 PM
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At the moment I cannot post a picture camera not working. To try to better describe it , the panels are fairly close to one another 4" or so. The ser cable enters each panel from the bottom that looks like a j pattern because one panel is higher up then the other. Approx length of ser cable 30" or so. Would use a small length of a 2x3 stud placed on edge spaced about one foot apart for plenty of airflow one on the left side of the cable and one on the right side attached to the plywood base with plywood connecting between the 2x3s. The bottom part of this chase? would be open. I do not think there would any heat issues for the cable but would appreciate an expert opinion if heat build up is an issue. If the pics are necessary would post pics at a later time. Also, understand that cable could be ok the way it is. Thanks.
 
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Old 03-23-17, 10:27 PM
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What you are proposing is fine and will not cause any heat build up.

It sounds like where the cable is located it could possibly be damaged so the plywood cover would make good protection.
 
 

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