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4/20/2012 12:44:19 AM
Our AHJ has probhibited the use of 14awg NM,NMC,NMS for at least a couple of decades. The ordinance prohibiting this wiring method is now on the chopping block. The pros and cons are being weighed in detail. My question is:
can anyone share as to their state, county, city, if 14awg NM,NMC,NMS is an accepted wiring method for residential/commercial?
4/20/2012 9:47:33 AM
Permitted in Colorado per NEC 334.10
Not permitted per 334.12
4/20/2012 1:27:39 PM
Florida has not allowed local amendments to the NEC since 2001. Since then, the NEC has been adopted by the state Florida with very modifcations & local amendments still on the books. I am not aware of a single jurisdiction of the 467 that prohibits the use of #14 NM when used in accordance with Article 310 / 334 of the NEC.
I cannot think of a single reason to not allow #14 AWG conductors to be used. As long as proper overcurrent protection is provided for, what is the potential hazard with #14 AWG conductor usage???
Bryan P. Holland, MCP