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Old 08-05-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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I have this wire: , but the only difference is, mine is a light blue, but it is still 12/2 600 volts. What is the difference?

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Does your wire say it is NM-B? It will be printed on the sheathing and the package.

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Does your wire say it is NM-B? It will be printed on the sheathing and the package.
It sure does
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It sure does
Then the wire in the picture is yellow and your wire is blue.
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Then the wire in the picture is yellow and your wire is blue.
yes, seems to have the same ratings, etc, as the yellow wire, just wondering, if the color had anything to do with the code?
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The Code does not mandate any color scheme for the outer jackets of type NM cables.
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The Code does not mandate any color scheme for the outer jackets of type NM cables.
that's all I need to know, must be why I couldn't find it, lol. Thanks a lot
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I bought some light blue 12/2 wire in the 90's.
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I bought some light blue 12/2 wire in the 90's.
it does seem slightly faded in spots, so that could be the time period it is from
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I was told in canada the blue cable is generally used for AFCI bedroom circuits but its not code or anything..just a way to try and get you to buy more wire :P
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I was told in canada the blue cable is generally used for AFCI bedroom circuits but its not code or anything..just a way to try and get you to buy more wire :P
lolll, well i'm not falling for it

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