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Old 04-29-2019, 01:18 PM   #1
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I have a horse barn to wire and have never wired one before. i am struggling with wire methods and light fixtures and existing installations i see.

The one i just looked at was finished in the last year and it is wired in UF and EMT with set screw connectors.

I have gone over article 547 but i am curious about the most prevalent wiring methods and light fixtures used. I see alot of jelly jars but this wont work in this situation because the ceiling is actually getting liner panel and the customer doesn't want something a horse can destroy so easily due to it coming straight down from the ceiling.

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Old 04-29-2019, 01:51 PM   #2
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Never seen them done any other way than combinations of UF and EMT w/THWN. Anything less is asking for trouble in my opinion.
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How do you use emt in a 547 building? PVC and uf. Uf cannot be buried in the walls.. It must be surfaced mounted so mice will not get at it.

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I know I'm from Canada, but I use NMWU and anything under 10 ft is in EMT.


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Mice and rat protection is a very good idea in a barn. I remember a rat infestation and they chewed through anything. Also keep in mind dust build up and wall wash downs depending on the barn.
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How do you use emt in a 547 building? PVC and uf. Uf cannot be buried in the walls.. It must be surfaced mounted so mice will not get at it.
Normally the horse barns I have seen had all surface mounted wiring and PVC is a favorite chew material for rodents and easy for a horse kick to bust.

Seen plenty of commercial barns with IMC.
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Is a horse barn considered livestock requiring a Ufer?
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yes. It is a livestock facility and is under article 547
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don't know about you guys, but tingle voltage is a big concern in my area.
Grounding is super important.
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Uf cannot be buried in the walls..
Code reference? 340.10(4) says it can be installed as NM cable.
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Ok. I concede, no reference, just a best practice. As mentioned earlier mice love the stuff behind the walls and in the attics.
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