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How to Select the Right Electrical Cable for Wiring Outlets

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Electrical Question: In New York City , can you use 12/2 MC Metallic Cable with a green ground inside, or must you use 12/2 AC  Armored Cable where the ground is the cable for wiring outlets in a basement of a residence.

This electrical question came from: Nelson, a Homeowner from Queens, New York , New York.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Nelson.

Approved Cable Types for Outlet Wiring

Electrical Cable Type for Outlet Wiring
Nelson, this is a very good question, and is the very reason why I encourage everyone who is planning to do an electrical project to go through the local building department to obtain a permit and have the project inspected. Your local building department will be very helpful when it comes to the type of electrical cable types that are acceptable for your particular area because what is acceptable for a home in New York City may not be the same as a home in Memphis Tennessee. So Nelson, the answer to your question may be found when you contact your local building department for your area.

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