Originally Posted By: jmyers
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I have a wire question for all of you.
Came across some NM-B cable (8-3 w/g) the other day. It was #8 wire but the insulated conductors were marked one, two and three. Anyone ever seen this before?
I have to say, that in my many years working with electricity, I have never seen cable marked like this. Anyone know if this is a new thing? Wire from the big orange? New stupidity wire for challenged electricians?
What made this wire fairly unique was that all four conductors had black insulation (thermoplastic). Is what I thought was really strange was that two of those wires have to be color specific, white/gray for the neutral and green or bare for the ground.
Did I miss something?