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    hello everyone i need to pull a 8-3 romes through a 3/4 inch gass pipe and go past 2 90 degree angles the pull is only 12 to 15 feet long is this possible

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    You CANNOT pull NM cable through gas pipe. In fact, if the 90 deg angles you mention are typical gas fittings, it would literally be impossible.

    WHY do you need to do this? Describe the installation a little better.

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    Is this pipe also going to have gas in it?? 8-3 would significantly reduce the flow of gas....EVEN IF you could figure some way to get the wire in and out of the pipe! But if this is just conduit, you can NOT pull through 90's . Won/t happen! And why are you pulling romex through pipe....I think there are rules against that@!

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    You can only install in UL listed conduit.
    Romex is not normally installed inside conduit anyway so I think we should hear the rest of the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erniekosar View Post
    hello everyone i need to pull a 8-3 romes through a 3/4 inch gass pipe and go past 2 90 degree angles the pull is only 12 to 15 feet long is this possible
    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
    You CANNOT pull NM cable through gas pipe. In fact, if the 90 deg angles you mention are typical gas fittings, it would literally be impossible.
    But it would be a lot of fun to set up a couple of lawn chairs and a large pitcher of Margaritas and watch.

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    PLus see the "Monster truck" they would have to attach to the wire. IF they could get a "pull' cable past the elbows, (which would be an impossibility in any case), by the time they got the wire pulled through it, the elbows would be straightened out and the gas line would be a straight section of piping.

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    Just as a moot point, A guy could possibly do it by blowing a small line through, or several, and then pulling multiple strands of 18 gauge wire to amount to the ampacity of the 8 gauge. Do not do it: you will die, and yonkers will burn down. Just an option on the monster truck pull. Surgical method.

    Or he could pull 16 gauge wire and buy a step up and down transformer for a few thousand bucks and run it at 600 volts.

    Hate to be the home inspector on that one.
    Last edited by ballvalve; 02-14-2011 at 10:54 AM.

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    Lightbulb pulling 8-3 romex

    i asked if it was possible to pull 8-3 romex through 2- 90 degree angles ...... the reason is i have heavely foam insulated a new house ,and made it into a 2 family now i cannot show it as a to family with 2 kitchens i got the co already and passed all my permits but i want to run the power line for a electric stove now to make it easyer to pull it out if i need to if i get reported again the span is only 12 to 15 feet and it has 2- 90 degree angles i want to pull the 8-3 romex rite through the 3/4 inch gass pipe that is already there in the rite place that i need it mabee if the romex was heavely lubbed up i might have a chance ?/?/???/ remember there are no more inspections
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    Quote Originally Posted by erniekosar View Post
    i know it is ileagal but it is possiable
    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Petey View Post
    You CANNOT pull NM cable through gas pipe. In fact, if the 90 deg angles you mention are typical gas fittings, it would literally be impossible.
    Read this again and see if you can find your answer in there somewhere.

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    There is absolutely NO WAY you could pull any usuable size wire through gas pipe elbows, period, (an additional reason would be that there is NO fishtape that would go through them to pull the wires). IF so, they would not make "sweep" elbows for use with electrical rigid conduit.

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    The way to put the wire in is with the Yonkers yellow pages under "electrician".

    Better yet, put in a gas stove and use the gas pipe for gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballvalve View Post
    Better yet, put in a gas stove and use the gas pipe for gas.
    That was my first thought. IMHO, gas stoves are better.

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    I am also guessing that the electric range in question only requires a 40 amp circuit? What is the kW rating?

    You can't make that pull. That is a stupid, illegal and unsafe idea. You should not even try to make that pull but please videotape the attempt so we can all have a good laugh just in case you decide to try it.
    http://www.inspectpa.com/forum/forum.php
    My answers are based mostly on the ICC codes. Advice given is my personal opinion and every person performing work should acquire a permit from his/her jurisdiction and get the work inspected. My opinions are not directions to follow for DIYs or professionals

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