NM cable straight out of wall

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Old 04-02-06, 08:34 AM
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NM cable straight out of wall

Am I allowed to have NM cable (Romex) come straight out of drywall, through a kitchen cabinet and enter a metal box on the outside of the drywall, provided that no NM cable is exposed in the room?

e.g.

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NM Cable (in between studs) | Drywall | Cabinet | Metal box
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Antun
 
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Originally Posted by antun
Am I allowed to have NM cable (Romex) come straight out of drywall, through a kitchen cabinet and enter a metal box on the outside of the drywall, provided that no NM cable is exposed in the room?

e.g.

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NM Cable (in between studs) | Drywall | Cabinet | Metal box
-----------------------------------------------------------

Thanks,

Antun
I believe this is ok, if what you're saying is tha you are mounting the box to the inside of the cabinet, rather then to the drywall, which would mean you'd need to cut a hole in the cabinet..?

This is done frequently when installing undercabinet lighting as well. As long as you don't strip the jacket off the romex inside the wall or before it hits the box, I believe you're fine.
 
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The cable cannot be exposed and subject to damage. Generally speaking, in the back of a cabinet of drawers would be okay. However, an open cabinet would not be okay.

Protect the cable with a piece of conduit, or block it with a piece of wood or something.
 
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Thanks - if I do need to use conduit, can the conduit finish in the drywall, but not be attached to anything (such as a metal box behind the drywall)?

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> if I do need to use conduit, can the conduit terminate in the drywall?


Yes, protective conduit does not require a fitting.

You can use just a RNC box connector with no conduit at all.
 
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