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Old 09-11-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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can Armorlite MC be exposed?


i want to install a simple handy box on a baseboard that rests on a plaster wall, which would require about 3" of exposed cable if i were to avoid the hassle of cutting and bending conduit. since i do have a considerable amount of 14/2 armorlite MC, i was wondering if i can just use that and leave it exposed, i.e. if the metal cladding does act as a legal conduit.

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i want to install a simple handy box on a baseboard that rests on a plaster wall, which would require about 3" of exposed cable if i were to avoid the hassle of cutting and bending conduit. since i do have a considerable amount of 14/2 armorlite MC, i was wondering if i can just use that and leave it exposed, i.e. if the metal cladding does act as a legal conduit.

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Won't look nice but in most cases code compliant.

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Won't look nice but in most cases code compliant.
it's OK, it will be only a few inches. thanks. plus it is a temporary solution until i tear the room down.
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it's OK, it will be only a few inches. thanks. plus it is a temporary solution until i tear the room down.
Yeh then for sure it's not an issue
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330.10 Uses Permitted.
(A) General Uses. Type MC cable shall be permitted as
follows:
(1) For services, feeders, and branch circuits.
(2) For power, lighting, control, and signal circuits.
(3) Indoors or outdoors.
(4) Exposed or concealed.
(5) To be direct buried where identified for such use.
(6) In cable tray where identified for such use.
(7) In any raceway.
(8) As aerial cable on a messenger.
(9) In hazardous (classified) locations where specifically
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Won't look nice but in most cases code compliant.
Don't look too bad. Kinda industrial...

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I would have just pushed the box closer to the floor.

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