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JonathanGennick

04:28AM | 11/03/02
Member Since: 11/02/02
69 lifetime posts
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I'm adding a circuit for two overhead lights in my basement. My house was built in the 1950s, and almost all the wiring I see in the basement (all of which is anchored between the joists) is flexible armored cable. I was planning to use 12-guage NM-B for my new circuit, but I'm wondering whether I should use flexible armored cable to match what I already have in the house. Are there any code issues related to this? The idea of having metal around my cable appeals to me. Is there a big advantage to using armored cable over today's NM-B?

At the moment, I'm inclined to continue with NM-B, because I've already bought it and it seems easier to work with.

harold endean

03:03PM | 11/04/02
Member Since: 08/30/02
23 lifetime posts
Working with NM-b (RX) wire is easier than AC cable (BX) in my opinion. For one thing you are working with a solid grounding conductor. (The bare wire.) When you work with BX and if you have a loose connector, you can lose your ground all the way downstream.
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