Got me confused.... what is 12/2 yellow... do ya mean the cable color of NM.I have a situation where I only have 12/2 yellow on hand. Is it ok to use 12/2 yellow wire to hook up baseboard heaters and water heater? Or is it still required that I use only red?
Joed... Couple questions.... where coded or used, same ratings as Romex NM. Is it NM I guess is my question.It looks pretty. Inspectors like it for the reasons stated. But it is not code unless you have a local amendment.
The red cable is called Heatex. It is used for 240 volt circuits and has red and black instead of black and white. But it is not required by code to be used.
You are correct, Fun. 10 is orange, just bought some to hook up my MIG Welder. :thumbsup:The color of the sheathing on the wire by code changed awhile back.
I remember when it was all white sheathing, and the size was stamped in ink on the sheathing.
This made the inspectors have to actually look and read the wire sizes in a rough in inspection.
Now with the new code, the inspector can just look at the color of the wire and know what size it is without getting face into each little section to see if it is correct size.
white is 14
yellow is 12
I thought 10 was orange, but it could be red. then there is #8 wire.
None of this has anything to do with what the poster wants to do.
I have a 20 amp breaker and some #16 wire and want to connect a water heater ... is that ok :no:
Yep.... I've never installed an electric WH... guess I could look it up... anyone know the normal wattage.
Most 40-50 gallon tank water heaters are around 4500-5500 watts I believe. We have a 30 gallon single burner water heater in a mobile home that uses 3500 watts. It happens to be on a 20 amp breaker. :yes:MTN REMODEL LLC said:Yep.... I've never installed an electric WH... guess I could look it up... anyone know the normal wattage.
National : CSA C22.2 N° 48-M90
CSA File #LL23462 Class 5821 02
NMD90 (Red) HEATEX* is a variant of copper conductor NMD90 CANADEX, with NO WHITE WIRE in the 2 conductor cable. This cable is designed for use on 240-volt systems where there is no NEUTRAL, therefore the cable has a black and a red conductor in addition to the bare bonding wire. To make identification easier it is usually supplied with a RED overall jacket. It should NOT be used on 110-volt systems as there is no neutral, and it is dangerous to use either the red or the black as a neutral. Large sizes are available for use with electric furnaces.
For open or concealed wiring in dry or damp locations where not exposed to mechanical injury.
Minimum recommended handling temperature minus 25°C (with suitable handling procedures).
Maximum conductor temperature 90°C.
Specifically designed for 240 volt heating circuits.