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#43642 - 10/18/04 06:05 AM Romex in commercial
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Have 9) 2x2 lights to go in grid ceiling-
is romex OK? It's in an office space.
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#43643 - 10/18/04 07:59 AM Re: Romex in commercial
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No. NEC, 334.12, (a)(1)
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#43644 - 10/19/04 06:28 PM Re: Romex in commercial
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It depends on the NEC edition your jurisdiction is using and your local ammendments.

If you are using the '99: yes, the '02: no.

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#43645 - 10/19/04 06:56 PM Re: Romex in commercial
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Locally I can not use romex in commercial at all!

But Peter, which code allows it?

Yeah, 99 I guess, but limited to the 3 story rule.

[This message has been edited by e57 (edited 10-19-2004).]
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#43646 - 10/20/04 08:26 PM Re: Romex in commercial
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e57,

Yeah, the '99, you got it. Where I live, it is very common to see NM used in many different types of commercial occupancies: hotels, office buildings, grocery stores, nursing homes, donut shops, restaurants ... etc.

I guess it is all a matter of perspective. Cable wiring methods are extremely popular here, and have widespread acceptance.

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