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Is there a building code against installing conduit through a fire pump room . This is at a hotel, and I am installing 2 emt conduits through a fire pump room that will be going outside to feed equipment.
The conduits are just passing through
 

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Is there a building code against installing conduit through a fire pump room . This is at a hotel, and I am installing 2 emt conduits through a fire pump room that will be going outside to feed equipment.
The conduits are just passing through
I have not read the code about this but have worked in a few pump rooms and they always smell of extreme humidity. That's the nature of the beast. Why not just use schedule 40 and be done with it?
 

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Even though the fire pump motor and controller are not for wet locations?
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All of the fire pump control cabinets I've ever seen are 3R rated enclosures. I'm not sure about the motor ratings, but with the amount of water that is usually present when the pump runs (I've never seen a pump running that didn't have leaking seals/packing) I would imagine that the motors are also rated for wet locations.

However, I was wrong once before. I guess it could happen again, but not likely.:thumbup:
 

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All of the fire pump control cabinets I've ever seen are 3R rated enclosures. I'm not sure about the motor ratings, but with the amount of water that is usually present when the pump runs (I've never seen a pump running that didn't have leaking seals/packing) I would imagine that the motors are also rated for wet locations.

However, I was wrong once before. I guess it could happen again, but not likely.:thumbup:
I agree the cabinets are often 3r type, but often the controls and displays mounted to the face do not appear to be.

I could be wrong about that.

Never the less a fire pump room is not a wet location, if it is we always install the wrong kind of lighting, receptacles, fire alarm equipment etc.
 

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Here is a pretty typical fire pump room we work in, this one is a Lowes





Wow.....creepy. These pics could have been taken in any room that I have done the fire alarm install on. Same positioning of my monitoring/alarm modules... same way I loop all my cables under the piping to hook up the valve switches. Almost identical:thumbsup:


Good looking work is what I'm trying to say here:laughing:
 
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