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Does wiring in the sink cabinet running under the sink for

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Does wiring in the sink cabinet running under the sink for an outlet have to be BX cable?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you. In most areas, yes. A cord set to a receptacle is an alternative.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As in a romex "cord?"
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

MC cable having a ground wire would be much better than BX. It only has a foil for a ground.

Not a Romex a cord set. Sold complete with a plug on it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But I can safely run a Romex 12-2 cable to the intended outlet ?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Like I said, it is permissable in some jurisdictions, but not all. The MC would pass everywhere. A cord set would also pass.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you..I'll be uding the MC cable
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Good choice. You're welcome.