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    NM or MC?

    Type R-2 occupancy. Dormitory bldg, split with sleeping rooms and individual dwelling units.

    NM or MC wiring suggested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Designer69 View Post
    Type R-2 occupancy. Dormitory bldg, split with sleeping rooms and individual dwelling units.

    NM or MC wiring suggested?
    Never mind, I did some research and definitely MC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Designer69 View Post
    Never mind, I did some research and definitely MC.
    Just curious, where did you get your answer?
    Ron

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    through some older Mike Holt posts where the predominant position in the posts was to go with MC due to higher potential of damage to type NM and not a significant increase in cost by using MC.

    This similar position was taken in other posts in other websites which I just googled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Designer69 View Post
    through some older Mike Holt posts where the predominant position in the posts was to go with MC due to higher potential of damage to type NM and not a significant increase in cost by using MC.

    This similar position was taken in other posts in other websites which I just googled.
    I disagree with that conclusion. I would bet 9 out of 10 of us would go with what code allows, unless it is spec'ed in the plans of course. Sure most of us dont do absolute code minimum, but going from NM to MC is a rather serious materials and labor jump.
    Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

    "You can't generalize"

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