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Installing Garage Electrical Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I’ve been told that wiring in a private garage is required to be either enclosed in metallic sheathing or…

Electrical Codes for Garage Electrical Wiring

Question: I’ve been told that wiring in a private garage is required to be either enclosed in metallic sheathing or concealed by drywall covering the stud bays which contain such wiring. Is this a code requirement?

This electrical question came from: Tom, a Homeowner from Petaluma, California.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Tom.

Wiring a Garage

Tom, yes this is a NEC Code requirement which provides protection for the electrical wiring.

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