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#11799 07/23/02 11:03 AM
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Is it allowable to strip the sheathing off of Romex and place the individual wires into conduit? I only need to run about 15' and hate to buy 4 spools of wire for this small job. I do, however, want to do it right. Can I pull a bare ground with the rest of the wires or must it be insulated (green)? Can I pull 2 black wires for 220V, or must one of them be red?

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Now that i think about this question further, the authenticity of this "how to" or "can I" must not be a tradesman......

There's a thread about giving advice.....I read some of it yesterday, and guess what?

Technical advice to an untrained individual is the begining of a liability. The "hint" that got my attention is there is no info about this new member.

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#11801 07/23/02 04:37 PM
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Les,

Wire is sold by the foot in many places. Whether a ground must be insulated or not depends upon the application. Any basic wiring book should be able to clear things up for you.

Bill


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I'm with hotline.

Call a licensed / trained electrician.

Be safe.

#11803 07/24/02 07:28 AM
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You're right, I'm not a tradesman. I want to do my own work for several reasons. Learn more about electrical wiring practices, save money and for fun. All my work will be inspected. I am not a novice with electrical wiring and know that I can produce safe wiring. It's just that sometimes safe and "by the book" are a little different. Inspectors are obligated to go "by the book" and I cannot make myself ask them to deviate from the book. I intend to tell the inspector that I did my own work, and would he/she examine it closely.

- les

#11804 07/24/02 07:48 AM
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Les,

There's nothing better than training with it's opportunity to visualize things and ask questions. In lieu of that I'd suggest that you get "the Book" (NEC) and a companion like "understanding the NEC" to help you understand what the Inspector will be looking for.

Bill


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#11805 07/30/02 11:13 PM
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Ask the person who will be inspecting the work. No matter what anyone else thinks, your inspector may interpret and apply a code or listing differently. Then you should ask the manufacturer and then UL. After all that you may still not get a straight answer. Good luck. Please let us know what you come up with. I'm interested in the answer myself.


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