While Google Answers is a great resource
for information, most researchers would
ask you to seek a professional from your
area to verify the validity of our replies
when it deals with a situation that could
cause you financial or bodily harm when
all of the facts aren't known.
I am making this disclaimer because
when dealing with electricity, serious
injury to personal property or health
Also, because of the situation, instead
of my doing a web search that could result
in errors due to perception of information,
or lack of insight by the webpage creator,
I contacted a licensed electrical contractor
from your area and asked specifically about
the regional code for this project.
A 1 Atlantic Coastal Electric Inc,
Miami, FL 33125
I did not get the person's name who
answered the phone, but it was one
of the electricians on hand.
I inquired about this particular
situation and was told that if
the wire would be subject to
environmental and/or physical
damage then metal conduit would
be the way to go.
Presuming the environment, I told
the electrician that the majority
of possible expected damage would
be from people, pets and furniture.
He stated that in this situation
Grey PVC would be adequate under
code. I asked further if white
PVC would be allowable and he stated
that it would NOT be acceptable per
So, in summary... Grey PVC will be
fine for your wiring project. Be
sure to use code approved joints
and connectors as well.
If you expect more damage than
furniture would cause, it would
be prudent to use metal conduit.
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