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#34682 - 02/20/04 04:15 PM anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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i am so used to stripping out romex that i have never broken the habit. it has only been mentioned once by an inspector before today, along with who owns ITE brand breakers.
what i wouldnt give to work under a code that featured reason or practicality.


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#34683 - 02/20/04 05:52 PM Re: anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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Huh?


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#34684 - 02/20/04 05:55 PM Re: anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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What are you talking about?


#34685 - 02/20/04 05:56 PM Re: anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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maybe i'm not alone, but, whenever i wire an residential AC unit i have always stripped out a piece of romex and ran it inside carlon flex to the unit...a code violation.

by 'stripped out' i mean i removed the jacket and paper.

[This message has been edited by targetshootr (edited 02-20-2004).]


#34686 - 02/20/04 08:45 PM Re: anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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What's the violation?


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#34687 - 02/20/04 08:56 PM Re: anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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... I'd love to know why it's a violation...as I do it as well... Any takers???


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#34688 - 02/20/04 08:59 PM Re: anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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even though romex contains thhn, it needs to be thwn, or any wire with 'w'. a typically asinine code distinction.

of course, romex can be skinned and used in the disconnect itself, but not the flex. it is fine in any 3R panel or box, but not in flex.

he also didnt like the murray breaker that i believe is made by siemens. no big deal. i knew that, but the contractor likes to buy breakers to save my $3 mark-up.

no wonder i'm so bitter. lol.


#34689 - 02/20/04 08:59 PM Re: anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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Sure,
The W is meant for WET locations. Outside.
I've always done it this way doesn't work
It's a violation
Why do you think this is asinine?
It's Code, and you're not




[This message has been edited by electure (edited 02-20-2004).]


#34690 - 02/20/04 09:06 PM Re: anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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... You mean if I take THHN off a spool, and send it thru a length of Liquid-Tite Metallic Flex,..I'm in violation..??? I always use the metallic type..


[This message has been edited by Attic Rat (edited 02-20-2004).]


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#34691 - 02/20/04 09:09 PM Re: anybody use romex going to ACs?  
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i wouldnt even venture a guess. when it comes to codes issues, disregard all reason and common sense.


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