IOW- if someone had done that previously, and you were to discover
it during some demo, how would you respond? Need restraint?
One conclusion- if you do it as proposed, make sure you don't leave
a forwarding address. :')
One more: Dropping something on the threshold, and crushing it.
People tend to carry large objects in and out of garages.
Aluminum threshold extrusions aren't _that_ strong - a cinder
block dropped from chest height would crush the extrusion and
probably cause a short. The results could be rather spectacular.
It'd probably fail inspection under the workmanship clause.
Don't protective plates for wiring have to be 18ga steel or better?
Not that this is the typical use for a protective plate (eg:
cable too close to drywall face going thru a stud), I think an inspector
would insist on at _least_ equivalent protection for something
that will be as exposed to damage as much as a door threshold. Eg:
Note also that some codes consider a few inches above the floor
in a garage as a hazardous location (gasoline fumes etc), and strongly
discourage wiring that low.
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