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Old 10th July 2005, 05:25 PM   #1
pooge is offline pooge  United States
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Default Insulated ground armored cable

Looking for someone to share a 250 ft. coil or 1000 ft. reel of MC TUFF insulated ground cable. Lightweight steel armour for EMI. Second green/yellow striped conductor for insulated/technical ground. Preferably 10 gauge, two conductor, with 2 grounds.

Preferrably someone to share in the MD, DC, VA area, to avoid shipping cost of heavy cable, which is about 27 lbs/100'.

For info on this cable, see the link below. Look at item # 1708B42T80 or 1708B60T80.

I'm looking for 75-100 ft of the purchase.
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Old 10th July 2005, 06:12 PM   #2
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Sorry, forgot to post link.
Also, group sale not limited to no-shipping options. If interested in paying shipping, please respond.

MCTUFF Isolated Ground Cable
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Old 11th July 2005, 01:07 AM   #3
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This should be available at your local hardware store. It's also known as "Greenfield" or "BX". (Which actually refers to its ungrounded predecessor in the '30's.)

I just gotta' ask, what are you using it for? With 75-100 feet it must be residential...
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Old 11th July 2005, 02:16 AM   #4
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I haven't found cable with TWO grounds at the local hardware store. Normal BX sheath can serve as a ground, but in some localities this might not meet code.

I'm looking to use it as a dedicated branch circuit for my entertainment system, and providing a technical ground line in addition to safety ground. It is not available at HD or Lowes. I haven't checked local electrical supply houses, yet, to see if I can get such an item in 100' coils.
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Old 11th July 2005, 03:24 AM   #5
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Just get a 4 conductor and use 2 as ground.

Does not matter what color the jacket is, is it?
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Old 12th July 2005, 02:24 AM   #6
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it doedsn't matter as long as you mark the ground wires with the correct colours at the terminus.

Why does one need two grounds anyways? What's the benefit? Does it meet code?
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