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.