supply wire rated for 90 deg C

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Old 04-25-01, 05:22 AM
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I am replacing a light fixture. The new fixture contains a warning which states that the new fixture requires a supply wire rated for 90 deg C, and that most homes built before 1985 have supply wire rated for only 60 deg C. My house was built around 1984-1985. My "old" wiring is labeled as "14-2 with Ground, Cirtex, Plastic, 600 Volts, CERRO-G, UL, Type NM" and I have some newer wiring that is labeled as "14 Cu 2 CDR with AWG 14 Ground, Type NM-B, 600 volts." How can I tell if either of these wire supplies is rated for 90 deg C as rqeuired for the new fixture??
 
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Old 04-25-01, 10:18 AM
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NM is not 90 degree wire.
NM-B is 90 degree wire.
 
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Old 04-25-01, 07:52 PM
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To tell u the truth it probably reallt doesn't matter...
 
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Old 04-25-01, 08:54 PM
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Ignoring the warning is somewhat like driving without your seat belt. Chances are excellent you can skip the safety precautions and still live a long and happy life. But then again, maybe not.
 
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