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NONMETALLIC

SHEATED
CABLE

NON-METALLIC SHEATED
CABLE
Definition: Nonmet
allic-sheathed
(plastic) is a type of
covered electrical
wire consisting of at
least two insulated
conductors and one
bare conductor used
in residential wiring.
Also Known

. non-metallic material.NON-METALLIC SHEATED CABLE A non-metallic sheathed cable is an assembly of 2 or more insulated conductors having an outer sheath of moistureresistant. flame-retardant.

and other structure except as prohibited). multi-family dwellings. the cable may have an approved size of un- . In addition to the insulated conductors.ALLOWABLE USE OF NON-METALLIC SHEATED CABLE  Non-metallic sheathed cable shall be an approved type NM or NMC in sizes No. 14 to 4 inclusive (to be used only in 1 and 2 family dwellings.

It may be installed or fished in air voids in masonry block or tile walls where such walls are not exposed or subject to excessive moisture or dampness. concrete.TYPES OF NON-METALLIC SHEATED  TYPE NM. nor shall it be embedded in masonry. Type NM cable shall not be installed where exposed to corrosive fumes or vapors. fill or . This type of non-metallic sheathed cable may be installed for both exposed and concealed work in normally dry locations.

This type of nonmetallic sheathed cable may be installed for both exposed and concealed work in dry.TYPES OF NON-METALLIC SHEATED TYPE NMC. moist. damp or corrosive locations. and in outside and inside walls of masonry block .

TYPES OF NON-METALLIC SHEATED TYPE NM .

APPLICATION .

5 BASIC COLORS OF NON-METALLIC SHEATHED CABLE .

.5 BASIC COLORS OF NON-METALLIC SHEATHED CABLE   White-colored Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable The white color-coded wire sheath houses 14-gauge wire. Lighting circuits are normally the primary use of this sized wire. This type wire is used for 15-amp circuits in your home.

General power for outlets and appliances is the main use for this sized wire feed.5 BASIC COLORS OF NON-METALLIC SHEATHED CABLE Yellow-colored Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable Yellow color-coded wire sheath encloses 12-gauge wire that is rated for 20-amp circuits. .

and any other 30-amp loads. These loads include air conditioner. water heater feeds.5 BASIC COLORS OF NON-METALLIC SHEATHED CABLE   Orange-colored Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable The orange-colored wire sheathing is set aside for 10-gauge wire. . It is able to handle 30-amp circuit loads.

. depending on the amperage rating listed on the appliance. an electric range.and 8-gauge wire. or a double oven. 8-gauge wire is good for 45-amp circuits and 6-gauge wire is capable of handling 60-amp circuits.5 BASIC COLORS OF NON-METALLIC SHEATHED CABLE Black-colored Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable As far as black-coated wire.  As you may know.  The 6-gauge wire is better for a feeding a sub panel. this is shared for both 6.

5 BASIC COLORS OF NON-METALLIC SHEATHED CABLE Gray-colored Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable Now there is another colored sheathing that has more to do with installation areas than with wire size. .  This would be gray-colored NM wire.  It has water-resistant qualities and is sometimes resistant to other things like oil and sunlight.  It is used for underground installations and comes in varying sizes.

you’ll have a leg up on someone who doesn’t know the inside tip of distinguishing the wire size and its load rating just by looking at the color of its cable sheathing.  Even then. .Identifying Wire Size At A Glance  So the next time that you look at  nonmetallic-sheathed cable. be sure to look at the labeling to double-check what the wire’s gauge rating is and the installation areas it is approved for.

USES OF CABLES THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED  TYPE NM and NMC cables SHALL NOT be used in the following instances:  In commercial garages having hazardous locations. .

 In motion picture studios .USES OF CABLES THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED  In theaters & similar locations.

USES OF CABLES THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED  In storage battery rooms .

concrete or aggregate. .USES OF CABLES THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED  In hoistways embedded in poured cement.

 Those exposed to corrosive fumes or vapors .USES OF CABLES THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED  TYPE NM SHALL NOT be used in the following places/locations.

. adobe concrete. fill or plaster.USES OF CABLES THAT ARE NOT ALLOWED  Those embedded in masonry.