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#7048 01/20/02 10:20 PM
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Anyone see the color coded NM cable on the market yet. Why didn't someone think of this years ago?

#7049 01/20/02 10:43 PM
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I did have someone ask for Brown or Black once so it would blend in with the timbers in an old house. Couldn't find it though.

Got a link?

Bill


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#7050 01/20/02 11:24 PM
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I just saw the ad for this. I only had one question, 'why'?. I don't see the advantage. You anyone like to enlighten me?

#7051 01/21/02 08:39 AM
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Bill,
This is actually colored colors. The ad is in this months issue of either EC Mag. or CEE News. I'll check when I get home.
Jim M,
One question for you..
How old are you and your eyes?

#7052 01/21/02 08:43 AM
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Just checked out southwire.com and they are making the wire. It looks like a great idea. Of course you will always have the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" guys but I love to see things changed and updated. Hope to see this new romex available soon.

#7053 01/21/02 06:56 PM
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Redsy,

I'm early 40's, eyes are fine.

I still don't see the advantage.

#7054 01/21/02 07:40 PM
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Me neither, unless they come in forty-two different colors... (One color for each of the maximum # of circuits in a panel...)


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#7055 01/21/02 07:52 PM
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From southwire.com:

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Southwire Company has announced plans to introduce a new line of color-coded non-metallic cable (Type NM-B) under the ROMEX® brand name that will offer inventory and installation advantages to the construction and retail markets. The new ROMEX Extra Color NM-B is color-coded by gauge size based on the following colors: #14 - White; #12 - Yellow; #10 - Orange; #8 and #6 - Black.
I wonder if sizes other that #14 will be available as white or colored? Hmm.


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#7056 01/21/02 09:14 PM
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That makes it easy to tell what wire size I need on the truck. I wonder if three wire will be the same color as two wire, in the same size.

#7057 01/21/02 10:36 PM
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Years ago when electric heat and electric hot water tanks were big, we used to have red nm for the 240 volt circuits.

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