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  1. #11
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    The link states UF can be substituted or NM-C
    At my age, I'm accustomed to restaurants asking me to pay in advance, but now my bank has started sending me their calendar one month at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by augie47 View Post
    The link states UF can be substituted or NM-C
    I don't know any sane person that would even think of wiring an entire dormitory building in UF. The rough in crew would think they were being punished for something...

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    Southwire UF does not seem to carry that NM-C designation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierrasparky View Post
    Southwire UF does not seem to carry that NM-C designation.
    Their spec sheet says otherwise.

    Cheers, Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow View Post
    I don't know any sane person that would even think of wiring an entire dormitory building in UF. The rough in crew would think they were being punished for something...
    Sorry. I was guilty of thread hickjacking. The original post on the dorm did not mention corrosion. It was mentioning in one of the comments and I was simply mentioning that when NM-C was needed, UF is an alternative.
    I agree the thought of having to do any extensive work with UF is frightening.
    The OP was attempting to nail down the requirement for MC vs NM.
    To that end, I would not depend on something you read from an earlier post but confirm the construction type and any local requirements. On a project like that you need to make sure you are on the right road.
    At my age, I'm accustomed to restaurants asking me to pay in advance, but now my bank has started sending me their calendar one month at a time.

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    UF in 12 and 14 gauge is not much harder than NM to work with... 10 gauge and bigger, its gets exponentially more a pain in the butt as size goes up.

    They do make a stripper for 6/3 UF... It's called an axe

    NM, MC, UF... All of it is a walk in the park compared to that old armored cable... That stuff is truly a nightmare to work with especially in remodels.
    Electricians do it until it Hertz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwhitney View Post
    Their spec sheet says otherwise.

    Cheers, Wayne

    Yes it does. I see that. Wonder what page I was looking at.

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