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 Question by Luis Ampuero posted 25 Nov 2004
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I would like to know if BICSI recomendations disallow cabling thru the ceiling / floor. I am told that kind practice is not allowed under BICSI recomendations because it is a fire hazard. Please let me know where can I find information about this matter

Thank you kindly


Luis Ampuero
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 13 Dec 2004
Dear Luis,

Cabling is allowed in any of the areas you mention but the cable jacket must be rated for the environment it is installed in. It all depend on the codes (eletrical and building) that govern the installation and those codes would be written to law making them compulsory. I don't believe you are located here in the USA. Here it is covered under what is known as the National Electrical Code. You can also contact BICSI government relation dept to see if they have any information concerning your particular area.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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