Redsy- We're not on the '05 code here in Michigan but I follow you with the 12" example. I guess I'd have a problem with it and ask the installer to comply with the literal wording of the code. In that same code section they make reference to having a non-metallic bushing or adapter on the end of the conduit or tubing where the NM cable enters. Does this mean we can't use a metal fitting in this application? This is new in the '05. Another new item in Article 334 is the reference to using thermal insulation for fire or draft stopping & derating conductor ampacity when running 2 or more cables through a framing member- 334.80.
I guess the fun will begin soon
[This message has been edited by George Little (edited 01-30-2006).]