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    Default Conduit out of foundation

    Is there any code preventing electrical conduit from being routed out of the foundation in this manner? (It goes to the oven). I don't think there is but I wanted another set of eyes double checking me.

    thank you very much for your help

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    Default Re: Conduit out of foundation

    There is no photo with your post. If the conduit is more or less a riser to the intended point of use or into a wall cavity to serve a receptacle box, that is appropriate.


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    Default Re: Conduit out of foundation

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel Hood View Post
    There is no photo with your post. If the conduit is more or less a riser to the intended point of use or into a wall cavity to serve a receptacle box, that is appropriate.
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    Default Re: Conduit out of foundation

    In my experience, that type of conduit is used for low voltage wiring such as data cables etc. I would have no problem with it unless I believed it somehow compromised the structure of the slab.


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    Default Re: Conduit out of foundation

    Doesn't look like conduit, looks like that plastic stuff people buy to put all their computer wires together so they aren't all over the floor.
    As far as the foundation goes a drilled hole wouldn't bother me but that looks more like a trench. Depending on how deep in both directions the trench goes, general wall conditions at that location, load and method of trenching it could or could not be a problem.

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    Default Re: Conduit out of foundation

    Robert has posted the correct article for that type of conduit.

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    Default Re: Conduit out of foundation

    This specifically applies to the question:

    (6) Encased in poured concrete, or embedded in a concrete

    slab on grade where ENT is placed on sand or ap-
    proved screenings, provided fittings identified for this
    purpose are used for connections.
    (7) For wet locations indoors as permitted in this section or
    in a concrete slab on or belowgrade, with fittings listed
    for the purpose.

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