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#199403 - 02/24/11 07:30 PM 12/2 MC Allowed NYC or Code requires AC only
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From out of NY.
Roughing in outlets in a basement in NYC.
Couple of questions:

1- Is MC 12/2 with a separate green ground ok? Or does it have to be AC 12/2 with cable as ground?
(I was advised 12/2 AC with the AC as a ground is no longer acceptable and it must be MC with separate green wire)

2- On a 20A circuit is 10 outlets per circuit acceptable?

3- Roughing in a 10/3 30A line for an AC or heater. Can regular BX/AC box be used or does it have to be a larger square box with separate connectors.

Thanks.

LW
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#199406 - 02/24/11 09:28 PM Re: 12/2 MC Allowed NYC or Code requires AC only [Re: Loosewire]
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Loosewire:

Welcome to ECN Forums from one of the 'Jersey Guys' across the river!

Our Webmaster is on your side of the river, and he should be able to fill you in on the local issues.

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#199415 - 02/25/11 09:27 AM Re: 12/2 MC Allowed NYC or Code requires AC only [Re: Loosewire]
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Loosewire,

Welcome to ECN.

Sorry, can't be of much specific help here as I don't get out of Suffolk County. NYC has always been a little different with things, but I can't see anywhere requiring AC without ground.

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#199421 - 02/25/11 11:38 AM Re: 12/2 MC Allowed NYC or Code requires AC only [Re: Loosewire]
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I thought NYC had pulled back on the "metal" thing and now allows Romex in 1 & 2 family.
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