240v wire to garage issue.

richjsnDecember 10, 2009

Thought I would bring this up in the forum to see if my idea is sound. When I ran the 240 - 6/3 wire from the basement to the attached garage I could not keep it within the existing studs. If I build a soffit 10 inched by 10 inches from the ground to the ceiling in the corner of the garage to contain the wire which will be secured with it will it meet code?

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You only need to protect the cable from physical damage, not nuclear attack. :-) Without seeing what you have, a 2x4 or two would probably suffice.

Next time you might want to think about some kind of rigid conduit and individual wires.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 9:52PM
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You can still run the cable in a piece of conduit (EMT should be adequate) for physical protection.

Put a bushing at each end to protect the cable from the ends of the conduit.

Fill does not apply to cases like this, so use any size conduit you want and can easily pull the cable through.

If you pull the cable back from its present termination and pull it back through some conduit without cutting the cable you do not even need junction boxes.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 8:42AM
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