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#94619 - 08/03/05 08:07 PM Anti-shorts & MC cable  
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I recently moved-on from my old job and started working for another contractor here in New Jersey. During one of our morning discussions/ ball-breaking sessions, it was brought up that anti-shorts (redheads) are no longer required for MC cable. It was news to me. When was this "change" made to the code? Personally, I think this is bad for the industry and could only lead to more ground/ neutral shorts and possibly start fires.

What do you think?

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#94620 - 08/03/05 09:10 PM Re: Anti-shorts & MC cable  
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My understanding is that it was never a requirement in the written language of the code, but may be a requirement in the manufacturer's specs (as they include several of them with the product).

Dave


#94621 - 08/03/05 09:32 PM Re: Anti-shorts & MC cable  
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Thanks Dave.

I'll bring that up next time it's discussed.

Makes sense to me!


#94622 - 08/03/05 09:38 PM Re: Anti-shorts & MC cable  
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Check out this thread,
https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum2/HTML/001320.html

the links are out of date, but Iwire provides the NEMA bulletin in his post of 11-27-2003 at 08:21 AM.

Roger

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#94623 - 08/04/05 12:31 AM Re: Anti-shorts & MC cable  
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Thanks for the clarification Roger. I finally looked up the difference between AC and MC. I'm using AC with the anti-short bushings.

Dave


#94624 - 08/04/05 10:16 PM Re: Anti-shorts & MC cable  
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Thanks Rog! I followed that link and read it all. I'm definitely going to still use the redheads just be on the safe side.

Ron


#94625 - 08/06/05 02:51 PM Re: Anti-shorts & MC cable  
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Followed the old thread, saw the comment about using a wrap of tape to secure them. I have stopped guys in the past from doing this because if you get enough tape on there the MC jacket is insulated from contact with the connector and remains unbonded. I had one guy doing ALL ends this way, meaning BOTH ends of a cable, leaving the jackets isolated.



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