Wiring help?

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Tue Apr 4 19:09:30 UTC 2006

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Robin Laing wrote:
>>Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>>>The rules get even more interesting if you are running cables
>>>between floors, and you are in a high-rise building. The fire
>>>codes get real complicated in this type of building! Also, depending
>>>on where you are, it may not be legal to run the cables yourself.
>>Basic rule is to check the local building codes.  In some places it is
>>even illegal to run the cables in your own home between floors due to
>>fire regs.  All holes between floors have to be sealed with fire rated
>>sealants or use fire rated conduit that is sealed.
> It is not that it is illegal to run cables between floors, but that
> you have to fire-chalk after you do. It can make running cables
> after the house is built interesting...

Fire-chalk, that is the stuff I was trying to think of.

> Now, if they really wanted to reduce the risk of spreading the fire,
> they would outlaw using MN cable. (Romex) It is way to easy to
> damage, and then you get a fire hazard, a shock hazard, or both...
> Mikkel

Robin Laing

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