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Old 03-25-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Customer would like to add a floor receptacle in the center of the room. No access below because this room has a concrete floor. What options do I have:

1. Cut concrete and install PVC conduit and PVC floor box?
2. Do they make a flat cable to go under carpet without cutting floor? If so, any brand or manufacturers recommended?
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AFAIK, the flat under carpet cable is supposed to be installed only under fire resistant carpet tile, in commercial occupancies.

we've used this crap: http://www.ampnetconnect.com/product...sp?grp_id=2285

Don't like it, but some gov't offices we did are prewired for it with floor troughs, and that's what they want. You need to follow all the directions correctly though.
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Customer would like to add a floor receptacle in the center of the room. No access below because this room has a concrete floor. What options do I have:

1. Cut concrete and install PVC conduit and PVC floor box?
2. Do they make a flat cable to go under carpet without cutting floor? If so, any brand or manufacturers recommended?
Dwelling unit or not?

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Customer would like to add a floor receptacle in the center of the room. No access below because this room has a concrete floor. What options do I have:

1. Cut concrete and install PVC conduit and PVC floor box?
2. Do they make a flat cable to go under carpet without cutting floor? If so, any brand or manufacturers recommended?
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I've been running EMT Under carpet for Years ! Folks love it.
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