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    Multiple Ckt Wiring

    Just curious how others would estimate/wire this? MC cable job and separate neutrals required. In my mind these are the practical options. Multiple neutral MC cable. Maybe use a cable w/ 2 neutral and run 3 separate for the 6 circuits.
    A 1” or 1-1/4” FMC and pull all needed wired through. Box fill might be an issue( even id passing though??)
    A separate 12/2 for each circuit?
    Thanks.

    #2
    I'd be looking at so much more than what is being provided. Any of those have potential depending on the big picture.

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      #3
      Originally posted by MAC702 View Post
      I'd be looking at so much more than what is being provided. Any of those have potential depending on the big picture.
      Any what would those things be? Thanks

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        #4
        Originally posted by horsegoer View Post
        Just curious how others would estimate/wire this? MC cable job and separate neutrals required. In my mind these are the practical options. Multiple neutral MC cable. Maybe use a cable w/ 2 neutral and run 3 separate for the 6 circuits.
        A 1” or 1-1/4” FMC and pull all needed wired through. Box fill might be an issue( even id passing though??)
        A separate 12/2 for each circuit?
        Thanks.
        Since those receptacles are so close together I would look into a 6 conductor cable with separate neutrals.
        Rob

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        All responses based on the 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted

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          #5
          That's still a lot of cable stripping and splicing within each box. As close as they look, EMT nipples between boxes would allow individual wires.

          Perhaps EMT home runs, too. That's why we often need to see the "big picture" to answer these questions, as shown by the OP's given options.
          Master Electrician
          Electrical Contractor
          Richmond, VA

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            #6
            Originally posted by infinity View Post

            Since those receptacles are so close together I would look into a 6 conductor cable with separate neutrals.
            That would be a lot of splicing.

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              #7
              If this situation was repetitive many times, I would consider multi-circuit MC, but I would estimate conduit/wire and if I get the job I might look at those options.
              Never, ever FMC as a home run.
              Finish the estimate...

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                #8
                Originally posted by cdslotz View Post
                If this situation was repetitive many times, I would consider multi-circuit MC, but I would estimate conduit/wire and if I get the job I might look at those options.
                Never, ever FMC as a home run.
                Finish the estimate...
                Who said FMC as home run? I was talking between the receptacles ...same scenario as the EMT between them. Don't worry about me finishing estimate...

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                  #9
                  How about setting a j-box close to the receptacles and then just single circuit MC from the j-box to each receptacle?
                  Cheers and Stay Safe,

                  Marky the Sparky

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by K8MHZ View Post
                    How about setting a j-box close to the receptacles and then just single circuit MC from the j-box to each receptacle?
                    So you mean maybe above in the clg. have a home run box....bring the 6 circuits from panel to box in one pipe and then drop down to each receptacle with single ckt MC. That would work.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by horsegoer View Post

                      So you mean maybe above in the clg. have a home run box....bring the 6 circuits from panel to box in one pipe and then drop down to each receptacle with single ckt MC. That would work.
                      That is how I would do it but you did say in the OP that this is an MC cable job.
                      Rob

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                      All responses based on the 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by infinity View Post

                        That is how I would do it but you did say in the OP that this is an MC cable job.
                        It is MC job but conduit from panel to first box.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by horsegoer View Post

                          It is MC job but conduit from panel to first box.
                          I think that you left that part out of the OP.
                          Rob

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