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Southwire 250 ft.12/2 Soild NM-B Wire
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Southwire

250 ft.12/2 Soild NM-B Wire

  • Residential wiring for outlets, switches and other loads
  • May be used for both exposed and concealed work
  • Color-coded jacket for quick size identification
$59.47 /each

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Type NM-B (nonmetallic-sheathed cable) may be used for both exposed and concealed work in normally dry locations at temperatures not to exceed 90 Degree C (with-Ampacity limited to that for 60 Degree C conductors) as specified in the NEC 1. NM-B cable is primarily used in residential wiring as branch circuits for outlets, switches, and other loads. NM-B cable may be run in air voids of masonry block or tile walls where such walls are not subject to excessive moisture or dampness.-Voltage rating for NM-B cable is 600-Volt.

  • Copper conductors are annealed (soft) copper and UL listed
  • LTL curbside delivery only and will need to have a way to unload pallet, no forklift provided
  • Cable is available in a variety of colors, lengths and gauges
  • Unique (SlikQuik TM infused membrane) Jacket TM construction allows for 50% reduction in pulling force resulting in easier installation
  • LTL curbside delivery only; will need to have a way to unload pallet, no forklift provided
  • NM-B has two, three and four conductors and available with two neutrals, construction designed for easier pulling
  • Note: product may vary by store
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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I use this in New york city for adding a outlet from breaker?

Asked by: Jaycob
More than likely, it will depend upon the type of building (structure) it is installed in. Type NM-B cable is primarily a residential product and depending upon local codes you might be able to use it in some non-residential installations. Check with your local New York electrical inspection authority for the current answer to this question for your application. The above advice is based upon the current edition of the National Electric Code (NEC). Free access to the latest version of the NEC is available online at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess. The NEC and local building codes regulate the types of wire and cable that can be used in specific electrical applications, as well as the manner of installation. Check your local building codes before you start any wiring and cable electrical project and be sure to obtain required permits. When your work is complete, always have it inspected for compliance with local codes to ensure that it has been safely installed.
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-03-08

Can this be used to wire in the garage to set up a work shop for wood working ?

Asked by: Jean223
Yes - as long as it is protected by a 20A overcurrent device (breaker, fuse, etc., ...). 12 AWG NM-B Cable is rated for a maximum of 20 Amps. Also, it must be installed according to the requirements of Article 334 of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) which can be accessed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess .
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-11-13

Could i used for the outside for extra lighting

Asked by: Danny
No, this is for indoor use only.
Answered by: Sebastian
Date published: 2017-01-08

Can i use this wire to re wire a/c unit. Central air

Asked by: Mario
NM should not be for repairs "inside" of the AC Unit. If you are replacing the wiring that is supplying the power to the AC unit, then it is OK to us NM as long as compliance meets with the requirements in NEC Article 334. Need to mention that 12/2 NM-B is rated for 20 Amps, and we suspect this may be too small for a central AC unit. The above advice is based upon the current edition of the National Electric Code (NEC). Free access to the latest version of the NEC is available online at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess. The NEC and local building codes regulate the types of wire and cable that can be used in specific electrical applications, as well as the manner of installation. Check your local building codes before you start any wiring and cable electrical project and be sure to obtain required permits. When your work is complete, always have it inspected for compliance with local codes to ensure that it has been safely installed.
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-02-04

Can I use the 12-2 cable (three wire cable (black, white, and bare) to hardwire a 400W (220-240V)...

Can I use the 12-2 cable (three wire cable (black, white, and bare) to hardwire a 400W (220-240V) Electric Convection Panel Heater?
Asked by: OlaB
Yes, you can use it, as long as you know how to wire 240 volt AC circuit and you comply with the NEC.
Answered by: Sebastian
Date published: 2016-11-24

Can I install this under my house in the crawl space, fixing the cable to the floor joists?

It will not be in direct rain, since the crawl space is protected all around by vinyl siding. But there might be mice and moles down there, so I am just wondering if that might be an issue. It would be fixed to the floor joists, so the wire will be at least 8-9 inches from the ground (dirt). Not sure about humidity down there, but hopefully that is not a factor either. Any thoughts?
Asked by: madmania19
Yes, as long as the requirements of NEC 334.15(C) are met. You can access the NEC for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess. However mice and moles can chew into the PVC jacket on Type NM cable. To protect against this, you might want to install the wire in conduit. You can use Type NM-B cable or individual THHN/THWN conductors in conduit for this application. The above advice is based upon the current edition of the National Electric Code. Local electrical codes may be different, therefore check your local electrical code before starting any electrical work.
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-02-02

Will 2 of 12/2 fit in 3/4 emt

Asked by: Pu
No, it will not fit properly. The maximum allowable percentage of conduit fill is 40.0%. By using 1 1/4" you will comply with code. The above advice is based upon the current edition of the National Electric Code (NEC). Free access to the latest version of the NEC is available online at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess. The NEC and local building codes regulate the types of wire and cable that can be used in specific electrical applications, as well as the manner of installation. Check your local building codes before you start any wiring and cable electrical project and be sure to obtain required permits. When your work is complete, always have it inspected for compliance with local codes to ensure that it has been safely installed.
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-04-27

Can the product be used in Canada?

Would you please tell if the product carries UL circle with a small c outside the circle? Thanks!
Asked by: Robin
Due to the NM-B having a paper jacket around the ground, it does not meet CSA standards. Therefore NM-D is generally used. But, prior to installation, please check with your local building codes
Answered by: SouthwireCustomerService
Date published: 2016-02-25
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Customer Reviews

250 ft.12/2 Soild NM-B Wire is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good material Easy to use and access, enough variety of sizes and length, easy to find and grab
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from had it fast works good had it fast works good
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Excellent
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value The value of short lengths isn't in the price per foot, it's their suitability for specific needs. 100' is not the same as two 50's or for 25's. Being able to carry just what you need, pull it and be done is worth a lot more than the length based value proposition. By far the best value are the 5000' reels, but the two extra guys, gas rodders and cut cable protections really mess up the math.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good to work with Pulls great with no curls like you get with 250 foot rolls, this saves a lot for time. The 1000 foot rolls may be a little more but my time is worth more than the price difference.
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed a short strip of 12/2 to put in an additional light in our attic and this was the perfect ... Needed a short strip of 12/2 to put in an additional light in our attic and this was the perfect solution. Great service as well, I placed the order and within a couple of hours was notified it was available to pick up at the local Home Depot.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed I was afraid the description was wrong and it was only 1 250' roll but it was 2 250' rolls. Great price, fast delivery.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dealio Whata dealio-liolio, great wire easy to use and does a 90º flat bend on the same axis in 1.5" radius.
Date published: 2016-12-27
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