Who has a link to the install instructions for South Wire MC. Just failed an inspection because I didn't use a Roto Strip.:blink:
Method 1: lengthwise cut
Cut lengthwise along the interlocked armor, being careful not to cut into the insulated
conductors. If the cut is too shallow to completely separate the segments, you can insert
a small screwdriver into the cut to break them free.
Method 2: Cutting two ribs
Cut two adjacent ribs of the armor. Grip the cable on each side of the cut. Then twist and
slide the armor off.
The three most common tools used for cutting MC cable are the rotary cutter, ring cut saw, and
the hacksaw. Size and type of the cable determines the cutting tool you choose.
Sometimes these inspectors intentions are good. Someone may have told him that mc has to be cut with the tool. Show them they are wrong and most will back down.I would really let the inspector and his immediate supervisor have it verbally. If he's failing an inspection for something like that he's probably failing guys for other bull**** reasons. I once had an Anaheim inspector fail me because I used a plastic bushing instead of the bonding bushing in a residential sub panel feed.
Why would it matter. Try this http://www.southwire.com/documents/MCAP_BrochureNEW.pdfThanks Dennis but that link is for Mega #6 and larger, using #12 here.
• Cut cable with rotary cutter
designed for use with interlocked
armor or other suitable means
and remove armor