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#98428 02/17/05 07:35 PM
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334.12(A)(2)(as revised by Mass) allows the use of romex above suspended ceilings in other than dwellings.

300.11(A)(2)(as revised by Mass) says...

Nonfire-Rated Assemblies. Branch-circuit wiring associated with equipment that is located within, supported by, or secured to a suspended ceiling that is not an integral portion of a fire-rated floor/ceiling or roof/ceiling assembly shall be permitted to be supported by the ceiling support wires.


So does this mean that we can run romex above a dropped ceiling , supported by the ceiling support wires, if the ceiling is not a fire-rated assembly?

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#98429 02/19/05 08:28 AM
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Sure does.


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Are the MA amendments available yet?
Can I download them for no cast from the state.
I haven't been able to find them on the states website.


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#98431 02/22/05 07:10 PM
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I picked up my 2005 NEC with MA amendments in the front at MECA just a few days ago.

Follow the link, you can get just the amendments for $8.00

http://www.meca-network.org/codebooks.html


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#98432 02/22/05 07:36 PM
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The statehouse bookstore has the amendments only for something like $1.50. I ordered from the web. Can't remember the site but search google.

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Thanks guys,
I didn't know the MECA books were out.
I found their site after I posted.


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