yes i mean SE CABLE. two insulated, one bare wrapped around the other two conductors enclosed in a sheath that is gray. i have used the stuff since the early eighties. i like it because it is flexible and really easy to install. you do have to consider though, that there is NO OPD except at the utility...thats going to be a large rating, you would not want anyone to get into that!
my inspector, indicated on my rough-in that the SEC needed to be in a raceway, so i am assuming he wants it for protection.
i will speak to him first thing to find out what he thinks.
i will probably end up with some kind of raceway...like al flex or something...it would be a job to get a raceway there now everything is installed!
thanks for the input