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    Reidentification of the grounded conductor of a cable assembly?

    Can the grounded conductor of a cable assembly be reidentified as a grounded conductor?

    #2
    I assume you mean "Can a grounded conductor be re-identified as an ungrounded conductor and the answer is yes if it is part of a cable assembly
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      #3
      So did you come across a water heater cable that had the white conductor taped? Perfectly compliant.
      They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
      She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
      I can't help it if I'm lucky

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        #4
        Originally posted by Electron plumber View Post
        Can the grounded conductor of a cable assembly be reidentified as a grounded conductor?
        As said above reidentifying a grounded (neutral- white) conductor into an ungrounded conductor is perfectly legal per the NEC-

        If you can get to a code book, (or maybe someone will post the passage in its entirety) its listed under 200.7(C)(1) in the 2014.

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          #5
          Originally posted by user 100 View Post
          As said above reidentifying a grounded (neutral- white) conductor into an ungrounded conductor is perfectly legal per the NEC-

          If you can get to a code book, (or maybe someone will post the passage in its entirety) its listed under 200.7(C)(1) in the 2014.
          Here ya go:

          200.7 Use of Insulation of a White or Gray Color or
          with Three Continuous White or Gray Stripes.

          (A) General. The following shall be used only for the
          grounded circuit conductor, unless otherwise permitted in
          200.7(B) and (C):
          (1) A conductor with continuous white or gray covering
          (2) A conductor with three continuous white or gray stripes
          on other than green insulation
          (3) A marking of white or gray color at the termination

          (B) Circuits of Less Than 50 Volts. A conductor with
          white or gray color insulation or three continuous white
          stripes or having a marking of white or gray at the termination
          for circuits of less than 50 volts shall be required to
          be grounded only as required by 250.20(A).

          (C) Circuits of 50 Volts or More. The use of insulation
          that is white or gray or that has three continuous white or
          gray stripes for other than a grounded conductor for circuits
          of 50 volts or more shall be permitted only as in (1) and (2).

          (1) If part of a cable assembly that has the insulation permanently
          reidentified to indicate its use as an ungrounded
          conductor by marking tape, painting, or other
          effective means at its termination and at each location
          where the conductor is visible and accessible. Identification
          shall encircle the insulation and shall be a color
          other than white, gray, or green. If used for single-pole,
          3-way or 4-way switch loops, the reidentified conductor
          with white or gray insulation or three continuous
          white or gray stripes shall be used only for the supply
          to the switch, but not as a return conductor from the
          switch to the outlet.
          "Electricity is really just organized lightning." George Carlin


          Derek

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            #6
            Originally posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
            So did you come across a water heater cable that had the white conductor taped? Perfectly compliant.
            I once had an inspector get out his marker and start coloring the white in a disconnect to a water heater, I then told him the water heater was a 120 volt unit.... He never really said anything and moved on.
            I live for today, I'm just a day behind.

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              #7
              What is the proposal?
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                #8
                Originally posted by tom baker View Post
                What is the proposal?
                Thanks - I'm shutting this down. The OP doesn't conform to this forum rules
                Last edited by rbalex; 07-28-17, 11:35 PM.
                "Bob"
                Robert B. Alexander, P.E.
                Answers based on 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted.

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