You are looking for either conduit pipe or Bx Cable (Shielded cable)
connected to Plastic or non-conductive electrical boxes, stuff you can get
at almost any hardware store. What exactly is the problem? if you use
conduit it will be more time consuming but probably a nicer job, if you us
Bx Cable you also need to buy the plastic little pieces that go into the
ends after you unshield it.
DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?
I intend to run plastic conduit, my problem is I just don't know if to
install the receptacles on top of the "girts" (shaped as "Zees") or under
the girts or some other way. I would like for it to look nice when I'm
Thanks for the comeback ! So If I understand you correctly, the receptacle
would be mounted in the hollow of the "Cee" which in my case are the
vertical beams (columns).
The openings of my columns run parallel with the wall panels. The
receptacle would be pointed parallel with the wall panel and not towards the
work area ??? I could mount on the outside surface of the columns and
orientate them to point towards the work area.
Is that copestetic or do I have goobly gob columns ??
What are the walls made of. If it is just the metal building
outside skin, you will have a difficult time keeping the building
waterproof when you install fasteners. One method would be to
mount all electrical on Unistrut spanning from column to column.
Assuming this is not the case, it now depends on how you made the
inside walls. Interior steel liner panels would lend themselves
to surface mounted EMT. Wood or steel studs with wafer board or
other interior finish lends itself to about the same installation
that would be used in a residential install.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
The building is metal framed, metal skinned. What is Unistrut ?? Is that
like perforated channel ?? I'd like to run the receptacles neatly in
plastic conduit . My dilema is wether to mount to the top of the girts,
under the girts or place plywood along the inside walls and recess the
receptacles into this wood.
I was hoping to see pictures of already installed receptacles in metal
buildings to choose with route to go.
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