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SeattleDIY 11-10-2008 09:37 AM

Running wire for my Generator
 
I have a box to hook up my generator to my house. Since my panel is in my home and not in the garage,when I use it I have to feed the wire out a window. Not too quiet and a pita.

I am planning to put a plug on the exterior and wire it to the box inside. I will be using 10/3 with ground.

The question is,since I will be running it inside the walls,would it be wise to run the iwre in flex conduit for protection??

kok328 11-11-2008 06:00 AM

Apparently my response has to be more than 10 letters long.

Answer to your question: Yes.

handyguys 11-11-2008 09:00 AM

No - Wire inside the walls does not need to be in conduit. On the surface of the wall outside its a good idea.

ALCHYMIST 11-11-2008 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeattleDIY (Post 25116)
I have a box to hook up my generator to my house. Since my panel is in my home and not in the garage,when I use it I have to feed the wire out a window. Not too quiet and a pita.

I am planning to put a plug on the exterior and wire it to the box inside. I will be using 10/3 with ground.

The question is,since I will be running it inside the walls,would it be wise to run the iwre in flex conduit for protection??

I hope the "panel" you mentioned is a real transfer switch or a main service panel equipped with a transfer switch kit. And have you resolved the neutral/ground bonding issue for your installation? PM me if you have questions about either........:)

SeattleDIY 11-11-2008 05:23 PM

thanks for the reply. it is a 30amp transfer switch made by Energen.

kok328 11-12-2008 06:02 AM

It is perfectly acceptable to run MC cable inside a wall.
The question was "would it be wise".
The added protection of MC sheilding is always better than romex but, not necessary and not against code.


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