Gray Jacketed 12/2 wire labeled UF-B

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Old 08-31-15, 10:28 AM
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Gray Jacketed 12/2 wire labeled UF-B

Hi again folks,
I sent my wifey to Home Depot to get me a 250 foot roll of 12/2 wire for my garage project. When she got back I noticed that it was exterior gray jacketed cable labeled 12/2 UF-B. My question is this: Can I go ahead and pull that wire through my holes in the studs and connect it to my outlets without failing inspection?
I figure exterior grade UF-B means UF= 'Underground Feeder' for 'B' Burial. If I cannot use it, I'll take it back and get the yellow jacketed 12/2 but it's a 45 minute drive one way to the Depot. I know it sounds like a pretty stupid question however, I was taught that the only stupid question, is the one that is never asked.

Thanks for all answers in advance,

Danguitarman
 
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Old 08-31-15, 10:37 AM
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U can be used in the same locations as NM. It is just more expensive than NM and harder to work with.

The -B designates 90 degree C insulation.
 
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Old 08-31-15, 10:56 AM
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Thanks pcboss,
Luckily I haven't opened it so I can return it. I don't want to have to fight with it to tuck it into outlet and switch boxes and such. Thank you for the info..

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Old 08-31-15, 11:28 AM
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I don't want to have to fight with it to tuck it into outlet and switch boxes
It's the stripping that is the real struggle.
 
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Old 08-31-15, 11:54 AM
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Not only is type UF hard to strip it is harder to bend and it is significantly more expensive than type NM. I would definitely return it.
 
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Old 08-31-15, 06:11 PM
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Took it back...........

Hiya Folks!,

I returned the wire and got 2-250 foot rolls of yellow 12/2 NM wire for the same price as we paid for the 250 feet of the other stuff.

Any left over will make excellent speaker cables
Thanks , Danguitarman

P.S. All 2 by's drilled, ready for wire. Now to tackle that 20 inch deep trench for my feeds.
 
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Old 08-31-15, 06:16 PM
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Any left over will make excellent speaker cables
#12 is a good size wire to use for speaker cables but you'll have a tough time getting any audio connectors to fit on 12-2 NM.
 
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