Can I run this armored cable into a plastic junction box for a dishwasher?

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by .Nolan., Jan 6, 2019.

  1. .Nolan.

    .Nolan. New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2018
    Location:
    53711
    I'm replacing the dishwasher in a 1960s house I just bought, and I don't really trust the electrical in this house.

    The previous dishwasher power was supplied by the armored cable pictured (mc vs ac?). Previous dishwasher had a small metal junction box. New dishwasher has the pictured plastic junction box. I can't replace this armored cable without ripping out walls. The dishwasher has a proprietary plug that necessitates the use of this box...

    So, is it safe to run this cable into this plastic box? I don't think the red wire was acting as a ground in previous installation, and I don't know where it terminates, so I don't really know how to ground this either.

    I'll probably redo all the electrical in the kitchen within about 6 months, but I'd love to use a dishwasher before then. Thanks for any help!

    Armored Cable.jpg Dishwasher Junction box.jpg
     
  2. Stuff

    Stuff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2013
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    That is AC cable so the sheath is the ground. The short aluminum "wire" is the bonding strap and can be cut off.

    That cable needs to attach to a metal box. Where does it come out of the wall? Ideally you could mount a metal junction box in the sink cabinet next to the dish washer.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. .Nolan.

    .Nolan. New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2018
    Location:
    53711
    Thank you! I ended up running the AC cable into a metal box, and then brought romex out and into the plastic box. Worked great.


     
Similar Threads: armored cable
Forum Title Date
Electrical Forum discussion & Blog Is There a Restriciton on Using MC Armored Cable or NM In Crawl Space? Jun 1, 2017
Electrical Forum discussion & Blog Surface mounted armored cable, or EMT? Sep 21, 2016
Electrical Forum discussion & Blog Armored cable on wall surface? Jul 25, 2015
Electrical Forum discussion & Blog Grounded Armored Cable? Jun 8, 2010
Electrical Forum discussion & Blog NM to Armored question Mar 15, 2014

Share This Page