Oh yeah, forgot to mention, what's really dumb about the NM in plaster is there's a wide open attic above that ceiling!
The NM was going to a 3-prong outlet down on the wall, which was also pretty stupid considering they tapped it from old AC cable and "forgot" to connect the ground wire to anything.
Bob, I don't think this comes even close to meeting any of those rules. I think out West though, where concrete and adobe houses are pretty common, you would see a lot of this.
[This message has been edited by CTwireman (edited 06-06-2004).]