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Code Q&A: NEC Requirements for Using and Installing Wireways — Part 1

Nov. 9, 2023
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Q. What are the conditions wireways can be used and installed?

See answer below.




A. The conditions for using and installing wireways are found in Sec. 376.10. 

Wireways are permitted to be used in the following manners:

(1) Exposed.

(2) In any hazardous (classified) locations as permitted by other articles in the Code.

(3) In wet locations where listed for the purpose.

(4) Unbroken through walls, partitions, and floors.

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Mike Holt is the owner of Mike Holt Enterprises (, one of the largest electrical publishers in the United States. He earned a master's degree in the Business Administration Program (MBA) from the University of Miami. He earned his reputation as a National Electrical Code (NEC) expert by working his way up through the electrical trade. Formally a construction editor for two different trade publications, Mike started his career as an apprentice electrician and eventually became a master electrician, an electrical inspector, a contractor, and an educator. Mike has taught more than 1,000 classes on 30 different electrical-related subjects — ranging from alarm installations to exam preparation and voltage drop calculations. He continues to produce seminars, videos, books, and online training for the trade as well as contribute monthly Code content to EC&M magazine.

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