Old house(70yo) Increasing 2nd fl electrical

Discussion in 'Electrical and Wiring' started by wfaherty, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Apr 22, 2009 #1

    wfaherty

    wfaherty

    wfaherty

    New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Question: Is it possible to run conduit from a basement up a outside wall (anchored) to a second floor bedroom to run new circuits for bedroom outlets using wiremold???
    If it is possible what type/size conduit(EMT or PVC???)/wire(Regular TTH or Romex ??) cabling would meet building codes(PA)??
    :confused:
    I plan to run 2 20a circuits,1 for a window ac
    I know that I need arc flash breakers 20a($40) for the bedroom circuits in the main electrical panel.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Apr 22, 2009 #2

    locknut

    locknut

    locknut

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have seen this sort of installation in commercial settings, in metalic and plastic. I don't think the code permits Romex in the conduit. I'd refer to the code book on that one. I'm thinking you'd need 1-inch minimum conduit for that much wire. Don't see any problem with Wiremold.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  3. Apr 22, 2009 #3

    DaveyDIY

    DaveyDIY

    DaveyDIY

    Extreme DIY Homeowner

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    2
    Just check & make sure that wiremold is rated for outdoor use
     
  4. Apr 22, 2009 #4

    kok328

    kok328

    kok328

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,755
    Likes Received:
    249
    I assumed that the wiremold was for once he got into the second story. I don't think I've seen wiremold intended for outdoor use.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2009 #5

    locknut

    locknut

    locknut

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ditto on the wiremold. I understood that the interior wiring will be run through appropriate wiremold.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2009 #6

    DominicDavis

    DominicDavis

    DominicDavis

    New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    check the wires first
     

Share This Page