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Old 10-09-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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Looking for an easy way to go from the main panel with the runs to an acoustical ceiling either A.) in hard pipe, or B.) in a hidden chase other than a sheetrock chase. Currently everything is wired with MC and landed, so preferably not re landing and installing a trough above the ceiling. Client just wants the MC hidden either in pipe or a chase. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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Sheet metal.
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Looking for an easy way to go from the main panel with the runs to an acoustical ceiling either A.) in hard pipe, or B.) in a hidden chase other than a sheetrock chase. Currently everything is wired with MC and landed, so preferably not re landing and installing a trough above the ceiling. Client just wants the MC hidden either in pipe or a chase. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks
i've used panel cans with the top and bottom removed and a painted steel panel to hide everything . You can have something fabbed out of sheetmetal the width and depth of the can with a cover too ? Or bring the mc's in real clean and the owner won't mind how it looks . I've done plenty of exposed mc jobs in finished electrical rooms and it doesn't take long to make look nice .
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I think the sheet metal idea could work. It's about a 6' distance. I have the MC all tied in tight and neat, but they want what they want. He'd prefer it all to be in pipe, but we're looking into other options as I don't think he wants to spend that kind of $$. Thanks for the help
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I am doing a job now. The gc. Is the same way. All branch circuits are ran in mc. After 90% of my circuits were tied in. He says the store won't want that. So I got him a number on removing all the cables and runnig a wireway with emt to the panel.
He ended up boxing it all in with sheet rock.
I told him our bid was code minimum, except what was specced on the drawings. It wasn't specced so. That's what they paid for and got.
Can't get the caddy on the Ford price sorry
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we've had a lot of customers dislike the mc, even in their elect rooms, so we generally run a trough at the clg and pipe down as a matter of course. code minimum be damned.
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Fur with flat studded 2x4, and sheetrock
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we've had a lot of customers dislike the mc, even in their elect rooms, so we generally run a trough at the clg and pipe down as a matter of course. code minimum be damned.
When you are on a shoe string budget bid they get what they pay for sorry.
I prefer a trough and pipe too. But....
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Schneider Actassi PVC trunking. Its pricey but the best looking PVC you will find.
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Schneider Actassi PVC trunking. Its pricey but the best looking PVC you will find.
We don't have that in the states bro.

Sheet metal or Sheetrock. Just pick the right sheet.
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Alum cable tray and cover...
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I've done that more than once too . It worked out nice .
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