For the vast majority of readers everything in Jason's electrical section is 100% accurate and meets National Electric Code (NEC). There are exceptions though.
Many of my Chicagoland brethren and I, fall into that minority... lucky us.
Type NM wire (commonly referred to as Romex) is NOT up to code in Chicagoland.
Yes, that's right, your local city ordinances have the power to override the NEC and enforce their own local code. Seems silly, but I'm sure they have their reasons - 1871 Great Chicago Fire? Who knows...
So Adam, if I can't use Romex, the wiring method widely used by 90%+ of American homes, what do I need to use? [Read more...]