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Question re wiring for Nema 14-50

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by ribsandbbqbeef, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. ribsandbbqbeef

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    In California, is there a minimum height requirement above the service panel for the wire to cross over the stud to go to the outlet? (see diagram) Thanks.




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  2. pgiralt

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    National Electric code doesn't have any such requirement. Not sure if California specifically does, but I don't know why they would as it wouldn't make it any safer and these rules are generally written in the name of safety. The only rule I know of that would be applicable is if you are more less than 1 1/4" from the face of the stud, you need a nail plate to ensure that a nail/screw doesn't go into the wire.
     
  3. ribsandbbqbeef

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    Thanks for your reply. The reason I ask is because there is another outlet on the other side in place, but the wiring is a good 2 feet above the service panal before it crosses over the stud, so it made me think there was some rule I wasn't aware of. Thanks
     
  4. jamieb

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    Had an electrician out yesterday to start provisioning my garage for my MS (delivery 12/21 yay!), and he was taking note of where the natural gas lines are - he is putting in a second panel and a separate meter to qualify me for my local utility's time-metered EV rate ($0.06/KW). Code requires specific separation from the gas line. Don't know if this affects you but might be something to pay attention to.
     
  5. ribsandbbqbeef

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    oooh, congrats jamieb ! My delivery date is January 23 ! =) Guess at least the 2 of us has will be having one of the best Christmas gifts ever.

    Thanks for the heads up on the gas line. Luckily my gas line is below & a few feet away from my meter, but I'll definitely double check. Thanks.
     

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