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post #1 of 6 Old 05-02-14, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring question

I know it's illegal to run general purpose stranded speaker wire inside a wall. Is it ok to run it inside a wall if it's inside metal conduit?
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Re: Wiring question

No, & it is not worth the worry. In-wall rated speaker wire is too cheap not to invest in.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-03-14, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Wiring question

Thanks for the reply. Are you saying itís illegal, or itís not a good idea? I know itís not a good idea and thatís why Iím asking. I have hundreds of dollars invested in some very heavy gage speaker wire for several long runs and thatís why I need to know if itíll be legal if I run it inside metal conduit.
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Re: Wiring question

It's against code. The reason however is for smoke toxicity. The in-wall rated cable has special jacket that will not produce noxious fumes when burned. Nothing to do whatsoever with electrical safety.

If you put it in metal conduit, you'll be fine and will be adhering to code.

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Re: Wiring question

Thanks again Bryan.

I knew it was because of the fumes given off and thatís why I thought it would be ok running inside conduit. Just wanted to make sure it was legal. I know I canít use it to go from one floor to the next no matter what.
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Codes vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, so you might want to check with your local authorities. Who knows, it might be perfectly legal where you live. But I’ve also heard that it can be in insurance issue as well, something else you might want to check into.

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