Fort Lauderdale, FL
|reply to Jack_in_VA |
Re: What the home insecptor found...
said by Jack_in_VA: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.
Requiring conduit in a residential home is what's pointless. Either Romex is safe or it's not.
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.
Madness takes its toll, please have exact change ready