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#92794 04/07/05 02:21 PM
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Hello,
Is there a code requirement that romex must be pulled tight into a box?

Is there any problem with leaving a few inches of slack outside the box?

Thank you,

Brad

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#92795 04/07/05 10:53 PM
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I think the biggest difference is in rough v. finished (ie fished) work.

With the former, while having a few inches of slack isn't a bad idea, it can result in an "unworkmanlike" appearance that might peeve AHJ's during a rough inspection.

With fished, who's going to know? [Linked Image] (just kidding)

Maybe the goal is to anticipate future access to the wall cavity. After all, most folks think of wire going pretty much perpendicularly out of a box.

#92796 04/08/05 11:15 AM
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You don't mention if the cable is clamped in the box, or if it is a single gang NM box. If a single gang nonmetallic box without a clamp then the lencth of the cable, measured along the cable to a point where it is secured cannot be more than 8 inches (314.17(C)exception. I have seen cables stapled within six inches of the box with an additional 12 inch loop before it went into the box. That made it a violation. Alan


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