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1st May 2012, 11:17 AM
In a general clean-up around the nooks & crannies of the kitchen I've noticed that the old flexible conduit carrying the cable to the wall oven is a bit ratty. I'd like to replace it and it seems that the generally available grey flexible corrugated conduit is the way to go. Can anyone tell me if this is the right type of conduit for this application or do I need something different?
3rd May 2012, 06:45 PM
Yep, that will work but how ratty is ratty... no on ever sees behind ovens fridges and dishwashers!
7th May 2012, 09:50 AM
the conduit has cracked in to 2 pieces at a sharp bend - probably due to age (house is 27yo) but possibly also due to heat? I was wondering if the heavy smooth flexible conduit (heat resistant?) is mandatory for this type of application or would the lighter corrugated stuff be ok?
7th May 2012, 08:30 PM
Is the cable inside sheathed or is it single red, black, green building wire. This doesn't change what you need but I would be happy with corrugated with sheathed inside, but use the thick wall flexible plastic with single wiring. Just a personal preference, I was trained in the days when everything was ultra conservative. The cost difference is negligible. The "rules" say that the wiring has to be adequately protectd.
10th Jun 2012, 03:57 PM
I heard somewhere that the smooth grey flexible conduit (stiff heavy stuff) was the go if there is any heat around - I can't find any reference online etc to this however.
Everyone seems to say the corrugated stuff should be ok.
cable is 2.5 flat TPS 2c+e
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