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water piping thru electrical rooms

water piping thru electrical rooms

water piping thru electrical rooms

I know you can't run water or waste piping in or through electrical rooms with some sort of drip pan or soffit, but can anyone tell me which code covers this?  I've tried looking through the IPC '97 and IMC '98, but can't find anything (maybe it's there and I'm just missing it?).  I do not have a copy of the NEC, so I can't check that.
Also, how does this code pertain to hydronic piping?  I've got prints showing a hot water unit heater and the piping which feeds the unit heater and continues through the room to feed some fin tube that I'm concerned about.
If it matters, I'm located in Connecticut.
Thank You Much,

RE: water piping thru electrical rooms

I had this question recently about fire sprinkler piping running through an electrical room.  I could not find any prohibition for it in NFPA 13, so I guess it is ok.

RE: water piping thru electrical rooms

It's OK per the NEC so long as the piping serves only the electrical room (doesn't pass through to feed other areas), and doesn't pass directly over electrical equipment.

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