Romex in Panel

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Old 07-18-18, 05:17 PM
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Romex in Panel

I'm running 5ea 12-2 Romex cables to separate cb's for 20 amp 240 volt outlets for woodworking machines. Is there a code or recommendation for how much sheathing I can leave on in the panel as to not have to wrap a long length of the white wire with red tape ? Or spray paint ?
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Sheathing should be cut up to where the cable enters the panel.
The code does not say you have to mark it with tape. You can paint, or any other means to mark the wire black, red or blue in the US.
 
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A one inch band of colored stain or tape near the end of a white wire is sufficient for "remarking" it as a hot wire.

The amount of Romex jacket protruding into a box should not be less than a quarter of an inch.
 

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A one inch band of colored stain or tape near the end of a white wire is sufficient for "remarking" it as a hot wire.

The amount of Romex jacket protruding into a box should (not) be less than a quarter of an inch.

You need to have at least 1/4" of jacket protruding through the clamp.
 
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You can paint, or any other means to mark the wire black, red or blue in the US
An ungrounded (Hot) conductor can be marked any color other then:
white
green
gray
white with a colored stripe
green with a yellow stripe
 
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