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#26604 - 06/16/03 07:30 AM 4 conductor NM availability.  
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
I have seen the advertisements for about a year, and within the past 2 weeks, would have liked to use it twice(old work).
Nobody stocks it though. Anyone ever use it.

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#26605 - 06/16/03 07:49 AM Re: 4 conductor NM availability.  
ga.sparky56  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 558
young harris georgia usa
I've used it on a few jobs,and it's nice.

Especially on a remodel,when it's a pain to pull even 1 wire. Sure saves some time in certain places.

Most every supply house around here stocks it.

I've never had an ahj complain about the red stripe on one of the grounded conductors,which I thought might be a problem.


#26606 - 06/16/03 09:45 AM Re: 4 conductor NM availability.  
Redsy  Offline
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Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
Thanks, GA.
It does seem that this cable violates 200.6(E), but if its use becomes popular, the article may be rewritten to include it.

#26607 - 06/16/03 06:59 PM Re: 4 conductor NM availability.  
Electric Eagle  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
I would love to use it for remote blowers on vent hoods and downdrafts that have 3 speeds. I may check my supply house and put a roll on each truck if it's not too pricey. Also would be good for bath exhaust fans with a heater and light.

#26608 - 06/16/03 07:08 PM Re: 4 conductor NM availability.  
Electricmanscott  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
I use this stuff alot. Seems to be readily available. I ran into some old bx in a house recently that had the same setup red, black, white. white red stripe so I guess it is not a new idea. You can also get romex with black, red, blue, white. Works well for remote blowers.

#26609 - 06/16/03 07:18 PM Re: 4 conductor NM availability.  
wocolt  Offline
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 110
I've used a couple times too. the first batch I got had two white wires in it and had to ring out and mark which was which.
I guess it suppose to have black/white, red/white with red trace in order to pair them.
200.6(E) is a good point but it does have continuous white with a red trace, but I am sure someone will misconstrue somewhere down the line. But for right now it is nice to be able to get a 4 conductor RX.


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