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Old 03-31-2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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Im wiring up my basement and was wondering if 14/2 romex would be safficiant.( keeping in mind I live on galveston island and flooding and humidity is a real problem)

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I would use 14/2 for the lights and 12/2 for the outlets.

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:29 PM   #3
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Type NM cable is now prohibited from usage in damp areas.

Unless you used UF type cable anything that was exposed to flood water should probably be replaced.

I would call your local building official and ask if they will allow NM cable.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:15 PM   #4
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I would use 14/2 for the lights and 12/2 for the outlets.
I recommend the same -

The the advise of when you figure up how much wire you need compare the costs of buying a larger spool of #12 vs, buying smaller amounts of #14 and #12 - maybe about the same to go all #12.
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