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#98434 - 02/20/05 04:45 PM Mass revision 334.80
shortcircuit Offline

Registered: 06/27/04
Posts: 608
Loc: massachusetts
334.80 says type NM (romex) shall have conductors rated 90 degrees C

So...the romex used in the 80's had conductors rated 60 degrees C

So... in this kitchen remodel I'm doing (the one we already determined that I have to replace the type SE range line), can I use the old branch circuit romex feeding the kitchen, which has conductors rated 60 degrees C, bring them into a juction box and extend new 90 degree C romex to the new plug locations, dishwasher, micro, etc???

The panel is located in a plastered garage and it will be difficult to access.

Or would Mass Rule 3 apply here also?


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#98435 - 02/21/05 05:56 AM Re: Mass revision 334.80
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Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
I think you would be ok. I have done this many times and the only time it was ever questioned the inspector wanted to make sure the old wire did not connect directly to a light fixture.


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