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Running wire in divided chimney.

Posted by klaus96 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 29, 10 at 17:19

2 cavity divided chimney. One side has a 7" liner. The other side is unused and capped at roof. Is it allowable to run a service line through the chimney to the attic to feed another panel?


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RE: Running wire in divided chimney.

I don't think there's anything in the NEC that would preclude using this space. However, depending on how it's sealed, it might be considered a "damp" location, and require appropriate cabling and connections. I'd ask the local inspector before I took that route to the attic.


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RE: Running wire in divided chimney.

There may be an alternative that dodges the issue of breaking into the chimney, and the code issue. You may find that there is a space between the framing and the chimney brickwork where you can snake a wire. I've done that once. In another instance, the framing for the chimney was beefy and I was able to drill a hole without compromising the framing that allowed me to easily route the wire down from the attic.


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