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Old 11-10-2008, 10:37 AM  
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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??



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Old 11-11-2008, 07:00 AM  
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Apparently my response has to be more than 10 letters long.

Answer to your question: Yes.



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

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

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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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