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Old 08-10-06, 09:25 AM
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When replacing a service,, (which i have done in the past but not for a few years now,,, ) We all know some of the circuits wont reach the new breaker panel,, and install J-Boxes,,,, from the J-Box to the panel,, is there a code requirement that we have to use the color coded wire,,? IE, yellow for 12/2 WG. I have a few boxes of romex laying around that i hate to see not get used,, hell i guess i could strip it and sell the copper though,,
 
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Old 08-10-06, 10:34 AM
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Color codes, if any exist at all, are not standard from manufacturer to manufacturer, and mean nothing. The NEC says nothing about color codes on NM or UF cable.

Do not assume that yellow NM cable is 12 gage. It may not be.
 
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Old 08-10-06, 12:58 PM
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Thanks,, I was at the big store lately and noticed all there NM was coming in differnt colors,, and had no clue why,,
 
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Old 08-10-06, 02:58 PM
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For the most part manufacturers have standardized colors for NM cable sheathing.
White = #14
Yellow = #12
Orange = #10

There is NO code regarding this. Not even local codes that I have heard.
 
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Thanks guys
 
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Old 08-12-06, 12:53 AM
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actualy there is a color code for housing stating that if you start with whatever you must finish with whatever. no deviation because you run out of wire.
 
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Old 08-12-06, 04:40 AM
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actualy there is a color code for housing stating that if you start with whatever you must finish with whatever. no deviation because you run out of wire.
That must be a local code for your area.
 
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Old 08-12-06, 05:42 AM
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That must be a stupid local code. What the **** is the difference what color the sheathing is. So the inspector does not have to bend over to read the wire if he does not trust the installer?

There is NO set standard. Although for new wire I have yet to see anything different than described above.

How can they implement/enforce this???

Don't tell me....California.
 
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Old 08-13-06, 06:15 AM
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hell i guess i could strip it and sell the copper though,,
I got $2.80 per pound a couple days ago, definitely worth it.
 
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