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07:44PM | 03/22/03
Member Since: 03/05/03
6 lifetime posts
Can I use 3/8 flex cable inside a wall? I am wiring a garage and need the work to be exposed for now. Later, I'd like to come back and drywall the garage. My junction boxes, of course, would always be exposed.

I'd like to use greenfield on some parts and 3/8 flex cable on others. I have one circuit that is run using 1/2 emt conduit. Can all this be eventually legally put behind drywall as long as junction boxes remain exposed?



07:27AM | 03/23/03
Member Since: 03/22/03
2 lifetime posts

It sounds like you are on the right track. As long as all splices are made in an accessable box and you use a box for transitioning from one type of wiring method to another, you should be OK.

I would suggest that you use 12ga. wire for all circuits. Much safer and will help if you ever add more things later.

Please do not forget the grounding! It is the single most important safety item on the list.

If you have any more questions, please ask!


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