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Old 02-23-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Just bought some 12-3 its friggin neon yellow this is the first i've ever seen it this color. It's southwire simpull romex. I've bought 12-3 plenty of times it was yellow not neon yellow this looks odd.
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Is it flat or round?
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Cerro wire?
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Usually there is some variation over the color of yellow that they use, from dark yellow to neon. It's all in the plastic that they buy.
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Usually there is some variation over the color of yellow that they use, from dark yellow to neon. It's all in the plastic that they buy.
This **** is like neon yellow im used to a dull yellow. It don't matter its just fugly good thing its in the wall.
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It is marketing of their easier to pull Romex. Why is De Walt yellow, Milwaukee red, just marketing.
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It is marketing of their easier to pull Romex. Why is De Walt yellow, Milwaukee red, just marketing.
Wrong it's for inspectors to easily spot what type of wire your using.
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Yellow is # 12, ugly neon yellow is for Southwire's SIMpull.
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There is no standard for NM sheath to be any color, nor is there a requirement for 12 to be yellow (regardless of shade) and 10 to be orange.
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Just bought some 12-3 its friggin neon yellow this is the first i've ever seen it this color. It's southwire simpull romex. I've bought 12-3 plenty of times it was yellow not neon yellow this looks odd.
I've not seen it but if the SIMPUL is the same tecnology as the single conductor, it is pretty slick stuff.
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Post a pic of this neon yellow romex.
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Post a pic of this neon yellow romex.
Who do you think you are bossing people around like that?
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I don't know, a few years back. Orange for #10, yellow for #12 and white for #14. I like it okay.
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I don't know, a few years back. Orange for #10, yellow for #12 and white for #14. I like it okay.
Southwire started the coloring in 2001. It took a couple years for the others to jump on board.

But the OP is asking about neon yellow that just showed up.
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Apparently they're pushing to colour code everything, even blue for 14-2 in bedrooms with arc-faults, just so inspectors can easily check it out.
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Apparently they're pushing to colour code everything, even blue for 14-2 in bedrooms with arc-faults, just so inspectors can easily check it out.
They only do the blue romex in Canada, eh!
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Who do you think you are bossing people around like that?
post me a picture...... Now peter!!!!
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They only do the blue romex in Canada, eh!
Post a picture of that, right now.
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Post a picture of that, right now.
I second that. NOW PETER.
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never mind peter. I found one.
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