Insulation color

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by Old Coot, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Old Coot

    Old Coot New Member

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    I found a new 500 foot roll of #10 THHN at an estate sale and got it for next to nothing. Insulation is green color, however I want to use it not only for ground conductor but for hots and neutral. Is it legal/legit/acceptable to use it in that manner provided that I use appropriately colored tape markings at both ends to designate what it's actually doing?
  2. Alectrician

    Alectrician DIY Senior Member

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    It's not code compliant to re identify this type of wire.
  3. jar546

    jar546 In the Trades

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    Agree, not acceptable per NEC.
  4. Old Coot

    Old Coot New Member

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    Bummer. But at least I've got a lifetime supply of ground wire. Thanks for helping.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    wire

    Aparently so did they.
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