Romex, Southwire, or what???


Old 07-07-08, 09:53 PM
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Romex, Southwire, or what???

I am getting ready to wire my new house and was wondering if Romex was really worth the extra money. All of my studs are exposed so pulling the wire will be unnecessary if that makes a difference. I was just wondering if you could help me out.
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Old 07-07-08, 10:02 PM
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Romex, Southwire, Simpull, etc are all brand-names of a class of cable called NM-B (non-metallic cable). Functionally, they are all equivalent and perform to the same safety standards. Some of the brands do have various enhancements like low friction coating to make pulling the wire through studs a little easier. Personally, I have used many different brands and don't really notice any significant differences in practice.
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When you say "Romex" vs some other wiring method, exactly what were your intentions for the materials that you were going to use?

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