NEC - Code Basics

Understanding Raceways

Looking at four types of raceway helps you understand this often misunderstood wiring method.

Chapter 3 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) contains a series of Articles (342-376) that provide raceway requirements. The NEC defines a raceway as: “An enclosed channel designed expressly for holding wires, cables, or bus bars, with additional functions as permitted in this Code [Art. 100].”

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