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Old 1/29/19, 1:24 PM
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Default Re: Electric Supply to Water Heater

It isn't necessary, but If it were mine I'd install it in conduit.
However, Any wiring subject to damage should be in conduit.
The wiring at the WH you posted needs a strain relief installed.

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