Adding Circuits using ROMEX® vs. AC cable

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by mrhoades, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. mrhoades

    mrhoades New Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    My house was built using AC cable (w/bonding strip). I am now refinishing my basement and would like to add circuits from the fuse box using ROMEX®/NM....I have found working w/ROMEX® to be much easier/cheaper. Is this allowed code wise? If so how do I ground the ROMEX®/NM in the fuse box?
    Sorry for the repost.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 7, 2011
  2. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

    Jan 5, 2009
    Used to be in IT
    South of Boston, MA
    Where are you located?
    Codes vary by area
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  4. mrhoades

    mrhoades New Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    tx for the reply..... I am in New Jersey..
  5. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

    Jun 16, 2007
    Licensed Electrical Contractor
    NY State, USA
    NM cable should be fine unless you are in some big city. Even NYC relaxed it's "no NM" rule.

    In the main panel the grounds go on the same bar as the neutrals. Do not connect both ground and neutral in the same hole.
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