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Camelot One
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reply to Msradell

Re: [Electrical] Code question

said by Msradell:

Another option is to install a large (2"+/-) in the wall open at both ends.

I wondered about that. So a normal external use PC power cord can't be run inside the wall, but it can be run inside a conduit that runs inside the wall?


mackey
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said by Camelot One:

said by Msradell:

Another option is to install a large (2"+/-) in the wall open at both ends.

I wondered about that. So a normal external use PC power cord can't be run inside the wall, but it can be run inside a conduit that runs inside the wall?

IMO it depends on how it's run. No you cannot run a PC power cable "through a conduit," but if it's an opening in the wall where you can visually see (from both sides) both ends of the opening and the whole way through it's not a conduit you're running it through but rather an opening in the wall.

Would you say it's against code to run a cable through a doorway (no door, just a door sized opening aka "cased opening")? How about a 18" square opening cased like a window would be? How small does the opening need to be before it's illegal?

/M


whizkid3
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said by mackey:

Would you say it's against code to run a cable through a doorway (no door, just a door sized opening aka "cased opening")? How about a 18" square opening cased like a window would be?

A properly constructed cased opening should be fine to run a cord through it.
Using a conduit, through a wall, is not a properly constructed cased opening. Protecting appliance cords or the use of conduit to construct a cased opening, are not likely listed applications for conduit, further making the whole concept not code-compliant.