Use NM or Armored Cable (BX) in an interior wall?

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Old 11-25-05, 11:09 AM
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Use NM or Armored Cable (BX) in an interior wall?

OK. I've done the reading, but I'm still unsure of whether I should use Romex or BX for my wiring project.

I'm installing a ceiling fan where I have access to the ceiling via the attic. I have to run a wire from the attic, inside the wall (more or less along a stud) to an existing wall switch. Since the wall is covered by drywall, I will not be able to secure the wire to the center of the stud, so for all I know the wire could end up laying right on the drywall. If I hang something on a wall in that area later, theoretically I could hit the wire.

I'd prefer to use Romex because it's easier to work with. Am I being overly concerned, or should I suck it up and use the BX?

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Old 11-25-05, 11:19 AM
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A couple of things to consider, is NM-B allowed in your area? What type of material are your current boxes made of?

Type AC or MC cable cannot be used with plastic boxes.

NM-B is allowed to be fished inside the wall cavity.
 
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Old 11-25-05, 01:13 PM
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Use NM or Armored Cable (BX) in an interior wall?

NM is allowed in my area and the boxes are made of metal. Can AC or MC be fished as well?
 
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Old 11-25-05, 02:56 PM
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yes you can fish those as well.
 
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