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Romex or BX in NYC, Queens

ranzerox

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Can romex be used inside a basement in NYC Queens? The home was built in the 40's and there seems to be BX everywhere. Thanks
 

patrickjames

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Can romex be used inside a basement in NYC Queens? The home was built in the 40's and there seems to be BX everywhere. Thanks

334.10 Uses Permitted

Type NM and Type NMC cables shall be permitted to be used in the following, except as prohibited in 334.12:
  1. One- and two-family dwellings and their attached or detached garages, and their storage buildings.
  2. Multi-family dwellings permitted to be of Types III, IV, and V construction.
  3. Other structures permitted to be of Types III, IV, and V construction. Cables shall be concealed within walls, floors, or ceilings that provide a thermal barrier of material that has at least a 15-minute finish rating as identified in listings of fire-rated assemblies.
    Informational Note No. 1: Types of building construction and occupancy classifications are defined in NFPA 220-2018, Standard on Types of Building Construction, or the applicable building code, or both.

    Informational Note No. 2: See Informative Annex E for determination of building types. [NFPA 220, Table 4.1.1]
  4. Cable trays in structures permitted to be Types III, IV, or V where the cables are identified for the use.
    Informational Note: See 310.14(A)(3) for temperature limitation of conductors.
  5. Types I and II construction where installed within raceways permitted to be installed in Types I and II construction.


(A) Type NM

Type NM cable shall be permitted as follows:
  1. For both exposed and concealed work in normally dry locations except as prohibited in 334.10(3)
  2. To be installed or fished in air voids in masonry block or tile walls


(B) Type NMC

Type NMC cable shall be permitted as follows:
  1. For both exposed and concealed work in dry, moist, damp, or corrosive locations, except as prohibited by 334.10(3)
  2. In outside and inside walls of masonry block or tile
  3. In a shallow chase in masonry, concrete, or adobe protected against nails or screws by a steel plate at least 1.59 mm (1/16 in.) thick and covered with plaster, adobe, or similar finish
 
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