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Author Topic: 12v wiring  (Read 3794 times)
Melbo
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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2006, 06:43:55 PM »

I don't remember where it came from but I know you are not supposed to run low voltage in a conduit with 120 volt wires.  Maybe a city inspector tagged me for that when we had a sprinkler control wire running in a conduit with the outside yard lites but I know you are supposed to keep em separate. If the 120 is in metal you can use plastic for the low voltage or vice versa but you can't run them both in plastic parallel next to each other. Also watch your cross section fill ratios and conductor count in each conduit.  I always seem to want to add something and don't have a large enough conduit ( to dissipate heat ) or already have too many conductors in the conduit ( neutrals don't count ). Just my thoughts.

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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2006, 11:22:12 AM »

Hi all..new here and new to the building process...I understand that it is correct to use stranded wire instead of romex in conversions, I was just wondering the reasons for this...

So much to learn...
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2006, 12:52:22 PM »

Stranded is way more tolerent to the flexing that will take place in a moving vehicle.

Stranded is standard in planes, boats, cars and trucks.

Many have reported using romex and securing it well with no problems.

I'm just one of those guys that doesn't like to push my luck, so I used THHN or SOOJ.

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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2006, 08:56:53 PM »

Besides, it's very easy to make a good crimp connection with stranded wire, but not so with solid.

For what it's worth.

Tom Caffrey
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