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i see it every now and then, remember it was in the 80s, i think. anyone remember what years that was around? i think it wasnt very long
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Mike Holmes smashes holes in nice peoples drywall then frames a basement with screws and blue studs and requires Guido to supply romex to match.
 

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We still have it. Back in the early 90,s we started using it for some reason. Was an idea to match insulation to the colour of fuses or breaker handles I think . Died out now but you can still get it.
Every other nmd is coloured for easy identification .
Not a bad idea as far as I'm concerned.
 

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i see it every now and then, remember it was in the 80s, i think. anyone remember what years that was around? i think it wasnt very long
1984 when NM adopted the B prefix. Southwire was the only manufacturer doing baby blue romex. Lasted for a few years.
 

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Here in Canada, it was around 74 or so. I remember it was about 1/2 the size of the regular nmd, very thin jacket. The manufacturer recommended using a potato peeler to skin it
 

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I wired a couple of bedroom circuits with it. Bastards want more money for it tho. So now I use white.

Like Aegis I had no problem using up my roll end in other parts of the house.
 
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