Is Romex OK in Apartment building in MD?

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Old 03-23-10, 06:12 PM
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Is Romex OK in Apartment building in MD?

I was installing one of those monster HDTV's in a friends house in Maryland. I cut the wall open to install cross braces. From inside the wall I could see the recepticle box. It was plastic with romex running into it. This is a 10 story building. I have been told that anything over 4 stories requires bx. Does anybody have an idea what the rule is with regards to bx vs romex in Maryland?
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Old 03-24-10, 09:04 AM
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If the building is of Type III, IV or V construction NM cable can be used.
 
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Old 03-24-10, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info. I'm going to bet the electrician a buck on this.
 
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This is a 10 story building. I have been told that anything over 4 stories requires bx.
This was changed in the 2002 code. (IIRC I don't have my 1999 code book handy) PCboss is correct.
 
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Yep Tolyn is correct it was changed in 2002 NEC code however some local code may still restrict it so check it out for latest info.

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Thank you

Thanks Gentlemen for the good info.
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