Garage Electrical

Old 04-04-05, 05:19 AM
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Garage Electrical

I have a newly built home but one of the walls in the garage is not finished. My plan is to run two new outlets before I insulate and drywall that one wall. However, I am running into a couple of questions

1) Is it ok to use Romex behind the drywall or should I use something like flexible conduit. ( The overall length of the combined two outlets is something like 15 feet
2) If I do use Romex when the Romex feed drops down into the basement I am probably going to switch to conduit. Can I run the Romex in the conduit in the basement or should I change the wire type in a junction box
Old 04-04-05, 06:14 AM
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If NM type cable is allowed where you live (and it is most places in the US) then you can run the NM inside the drywall and in the basement.

I would not switch to conduit in the basement unless you have a compelling reason to do so. You really shouldn't run NM cable in conduit unless it is for a short length and only for protection.

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