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Electrical Question: Am I allowed to install the Romex Brand Type-NM Electrical Wire in my home?

This electrical wiring question came from: Joshua, a Contractor from Beverly Hills,California.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Joshua.

Installing Home Electrical Wiring

Application: Electric Wiring.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the project should be approved for the specific application, and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Beverly Hills, California. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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