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Couple of scenarios I’d appreciate comments on from a fire code perspective:


1) Passing ft4 rated cables under the baseboard through a wall to the adjacent room without using faceplates.


2) Passing ft4 rated cables from the basement level in wall to the main level via a hole drilled in corner of floor on main level. No faceplates.


3) What if the cable is VW-1?


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My first question would be is your application residential or commercial, but either way I don't think it matters.


I personally haven't seen FT4 type cables but I deal with FT1 and FT2 continually. They are a series of Canadian flame tests. VW-1 is a UL flame test for vertical flame tray. Either way, if your application is residential, either is exceptable, your not dealing with a "plenum" space.


Passing beneath a baseboard is fine too if its residential. If it was commercial, and it was a fire rated wall you wold need to use fire sealant to seal the opening between the wire(s) and the hole you drilled, better yet would be to use a sleeve.


The issue of using a faceplate has nothing to do with flame arrest.


Hope this helps...


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Yes just home use.

Thanks, thats what I was looking for.
 
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