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Jon
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Lisle, IL
reply to Jack_in_VA

Re: What the home insecptor found...

I'm sure it's safe. Just stating the fact that you can't use it here. Well, I suppose you can but you have to run it through conduit so it's kind of pointless.


Jack_in_VA
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said by Jon:

I'm sure it's safe. Just stating the fact that you can't use it here. Well, I suppose you can but you have to run it through conduit so it's kind of pointless.

Requiring conduit in a residential home is what's pointless. Either Romex is safe or it's not.

iknow
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said by Jack_in_VA:

said by Jon:

I'm sure it's safe. Just stating the fact that you can't use it here. Well, I suppose you can but you have to run it through conduit so it's kind of pointless.

Requiring conduit in a residential home is what's pointless. Either Romex is safe or it's not.

It was probably required before AFCI breakers were required. apparently, they are worried about a fire causing an electrical fire!.


Jack_in_VA
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said by iknow:

said by Jack_in_VA:

said by Jon:

I'm sure it's safe. Just stating the fact that you can't use it here. Well, I suppose you can but you have to run it through conduit so it's kind of pointless.

Requiring conduit in a residential home is what's pointless. Either Romex is safe or it's not.

It was probably required before AFCI breakers were required. apparently, they are worried about a fire causing an electrical fire!.

That doesn't answer the question. Either it's safe or it's not. The NEC deems it safe to use so there has to be another reason that "some" localities" ban it requiring conduit making an exception to the code.


AVD
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NYC dosen't allow romex because supposedly rodents chew through and cause problems.

It depends on population density and preparedness. A house goes up in the sticks and that sucks. A structure catches fire in a major metropolitan center and look what happened in Chicago in 1871.
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said by Jack_in_VA:

Requiring conduit in a residential home is what's pointless. Either Romex is safe or it's not.

In some cases conduit is required to be used with Romex, for example under the SFBC in CBS construction if Romex is to be run on the inner side of the exterior wall between the drywall and the blocks it must be run in conduit for full mechanical protection.

The reason for this is the Romex between the drywall and the bock has no where to move as such something as simple as a homeowner hanging a picture on the wall and piercing the Romex has happened to the point the SFBC was upgraded to take into account the shortcomings of Romex.

Wayne
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