wiring in attic


Old 09-17-05, 01:04 PM
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wiring in attic

I owne a house that was built in the 60's. The wiring in the attic is of that time. I want to add more insulation to my attic,but don't know if the wire will take the added heat, when I layer more insulation on top of the wire. Thought you might know the temperature rating on the wire. The wire reads as follows---- 14-2 Type NM 600 volt Paranite paraflex non metallic sheathed cable. Sure could use some advice

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Joseph McBride

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Old 09-17-05, 01:21 PM
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NM type wire can be covered by insulation. Go for it.
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You asked about the temperature rating of the cable. I'm not sure why you want it, but the answer is 60 degrees C. As Bob said, you can add more insulation if you want.

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