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05-01-19, 11:40 AM
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That's definitely PVC plastic jacket on the...

That's definitely PVC plastic jacket on the cable. My personal opinion is that is it probably OK as long as the jacket was not cut or split to allow water in. Official position is that it would...
05-01-19, 09:47 AM
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I haven't seen brown jacket NM -- perhaps that's...

I haven't seen brown jacket NM -- perhaps that's a Canadian brand I don't know. Older NM cable didn't have a plastic jacket, it was a tar impregnated fiber that had an overall silver gray color. At...
05-01-19, 08:49 AM
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It's really hard to say on the cable because they...

It's really hard to say on the cable because they only test and certify that cable for dry use so we don't have data upon which to make a decision. If it's older NM with the silvered tar jacket it...
04-30-19, 12:11 PM
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There is an official standard for this:...

There is an official standard for this: https://www.nema.org/Standards/Pages/Evaluating-Water-Damaged-Electrical-Equipment.aspx

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