Rick Goes Bananas for the EC311 Clip
In this episode of CADDY TV, Rick discusses a code change that inspired CADDY to develop the EC311, Electrical Drop Wire/Rod Securing Clip (nicknamed the “CADDY Banana”).
In the past, it was common practice to secure branch circuit wiring, data cables and alarm cables to ceiling-support wires. Currently the NEC 300.11 (A) requires an independent means of support, no longer allowing wires that do not provide secure support to serve as the sole support. To make it easier for installers to comply with the code change, CADDY developed the EC311 Electrical Drop Wire/Rod Securing Clip. The product name reminds contractors that it meets code requirements.
The three most important features of the EC311 are that:
1. It helps prevent sway of dedicated electrical drop wire/rod.
2. No tools are required for installation.
3. It is painted yellow for easy identification by the inspector.
CADDY TV is an on-going video series featuring Rick Lees, CADDY Tech Support Specialist. He discusses tips & tricks, and introduces innovative new products. At Pentair, our job is to make your job easier. Let Rick show you how.
For more information about code compliance, check out our handbook in the Code Compliance section of our CADDY Field Catalog (Pages 37 - 56).