How to install electric wiring into the walls of a shipping container.
In this video we will show you how to wire a shipping container with Romex® type wire. Wiring is really pretty simple to install. Individual runs can be pushed or slid through the horizontal or vertical chase ways up to 20′ from box to box.
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1. How to install electric wiring into the walls of a shipping container.
2. Hot knifes are not essential for installation. For more information about specialty tools
3. The stick was used to help set a consistent height for the electrical boxes.
4. The orange tape was used to illustrate the electrical wiring runs and their location in our panels.
5. Preplan all of your electrical cuts. Keep the hot knife…HOT!
6. Save the cutout pieces of foam for use later to replace the electrical box cuts.
7. To keep the wire flat and kink free. We used a turnstile to unreel the 12 gauge Romex wire.
8. We ran the 12-gauge Romex wire behind the PVC water pipe.
9. Keep the glue away from the electrical raceways.
InSoFast panels are designed for use with standard Romex® (NM sheathed wire), MC Flex, AC Flex, or rigid metal conduit.
InSoFast wiring chases are located 1¼” below the surface of the panel (National Electric Code – NEC Article 330-4d and 300-41a) and are designed to keep the wiring safely within the panel without the use of protective metal plates.
Electrical Raceways spacing varies according to the panels you are using. The CX 44 panels typically used along the sidewalls, the raceways are spaced horizontally every 24” o.c. and vertically every 22” o.c. as marked by a reference line on the face of the panels.
The chases for the end walls and the ceilings that use either the UX 2.0 or the EXi 2.5 panels their chases are spaced 16″ and 24″ on center. This offers the same protection as a wire running through the center of a 2×4 wall.
In this video we will show you how to clear obstructions from blocking the wiring chases. And the commonsense tricks like the stick used to help set a consistent height for the electrical boxes.
If you have any difficulties sliding the wire through the chase way, bend over the end of the Romex® wiring. The use of a fish tape is generally not required unless pulling multiple wires at one time. If you wish to eliminate the fish tape, slide one wire through and then tape the multiple wires on. Metal flex conduit, MC Flex, or AC Flex installs in the same manner as Romex wiring.
All of our race ways will meet the E3802.1 for the 1 1/4″ code for depth, installation and support requirements
Wiring methods shall be installed and supported in accordance with all local code requirements.
Hot knifes are not essential for installation. For more information about specialty tools, contact us at InSoFast.