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What exactly is it you are looking for in the application?
I am rewiring a small cabin...4 overhead light and 2 ceiling fans w/ open ceiling
can I use ac..or is rigid conduit needed?
Should be no problem using the AC cable unless there are local codes/amendments. The local AHJ has the last say on the installations. As far as NEC, the installation is allowed.
320.10 Uses PermittedType AC cable shall be permitted as follows:(1) For feeders and branch circuits in both exposed andconcealed installations(2) In cable trays(3) In dry locations(4) Embedded in plaster finish on brick or other masonry,except in damp or wet locations(5) To be run or fished in the air voids of masonry block ortile walls where such walls are not exposed or subject toexcessive moisture or dampness
320.12 Uses Not PermittedType AC cable shall not be used as follows:(1) Where subject to physical damage(2) In damp or wet locations(3) In air voids of masonry block or tile walls where suchwalls are exposed or subject to excessive moisture ordampness(4) Where exposed to corrosive conditions(5) Embedded in plaster finish on brick or other masonry indamp or wet locations
I see no problem, as you meet the qualifications for it in the situation.
May have to be careful if running to a switch, may have to use a BX to EMT connector to insure the damage is not present
Stipulations, articles, just a way to word the installation.
Damage?...confused...after the top plate, there is drywall.....@ switch..
Ok, I do not know how it is built, many times the switches are exposed on the surface on some buildings
I have done cabins with all exposed surface mount and those with walls
If you have drywall, you are in great shape.
Yep..I think we are done. Thanks
Ok, you are most welcome, glad to assist.
Roger that...over and out.
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