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Lead coated NMB #186964
06/08/09 06:19 AM
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petey_c  Offline OP
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Miller Place, NY USA
For the second time (both in Queens (county) NYC) I've come across a lead coated NMB (or Romex). It looked like dirty UF, but was much heavier. The first time, it supplied power from the house (direct buried) to a garage, The second, it supplied a convenience receptacle near the top of a 150' radio tower. Has anyone else seen this? I can post a pic, if anyone is interested. pete

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Re: Lead coated NMB [Re: petey_c] #186966
06/08/09 10:58 AM
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Jim M  Offline
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Does this have a flat spiral wrap over the conductors?

Re: Lead coated NMB [Re: Jim M] #186969
06/08/09 01:42 PM
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I've seen it plenty of times, especially in NY/NJ. I don't think I've seen it installed new since the late 1960's though. I never installed it myself, but the first time I ever saw it was in our house that was fairly new at the time (built in 1965). It was also used for the post light in the front yard. It was the predecessor to today's all-plastic UF cable.

It was just two type TW wires and a ground, spiral-wrapped with a fabric. The outer jacket is just an oval tube made of lead.


---Ed---

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Re: Lead coated NMB [Re: EV607797] #186999
06/10/09 03:23 AM
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Be sure to lick your hands after you're done working with it.

Re: Lead coated NMB [Re: noderaser] #187010
06/10/09 11:40 AM
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petey_c  Offline OP
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noderaser, I usually sprinkle some on my salad.


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