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bmancanfly 05-24-2009 04:09 PM

exposed wires entering breaker box
I'm researching making changes to my breaker box and have come across pictures of boxes like this on the net;

It surprises me because I thought all wires entering/exiting the breaker box either had to be in conduit or concealed within the wall cavity.

Am I wrong?

Speedy Petey 05-24-2009 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by bmancanfly (Post 277914)
Am I wrong?

Yes you are.

KE2KB 05-24-2009 04:34 PM

That's a beautiful wiring job! I only wish my panel was so neat.


220/221 05-24-2009 04:43 PM

We can't expose cable in my area but NEC says you can.

Something about "subject to damage" which is very open to interpetation.

Code05 05-24-2009 04:57 PM

Search article 334 of NEC for romex, NM cable. Exposed is legal under certain conditions.

J. V. 05-25-2009 10:45 AM

I may be off base on this but, it looks like a violation of the "Subject to Physical Damage" article. Those cables should be against the wall. Not out from the wall where the wife will find they make good hangers.

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