distance between electrical wire and water heating pipe?

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by lmei007, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. lmei007

    lmei007 Member

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    how far away the electrical wire should be from the water heating pipes? It is no good to have them too close to each other, i think.
  2. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

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    There is no separation code.

    Why?
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The temperature rating of the wire exceeds the temperature of a hot water pipe.
  4. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

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    I would hardly consider that to be the ambient temp of the installation.
    I'm not saying I would run cables along with heat pipes, but them getting close is not a big deal in spots.

    Besides, how hot is water heat? 90 deg C is 194 deg F.
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The insulation will have a temperature rating printed on it...as long as it is below that point, it should be okay.
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