Can anyone please help with the NEC code reference number were is states that #6 awg. and smaller has to be a continuous color for current carrying wires? I can only find the code for the neutral and ground.
I am not into electrical
This is from 2012::
What are the NEC rules for the identification of circuit conductors?
A. Grounded (neutral) conductors 6 AWG and smaller must be identified by one of the following means [200.6(A)]:
1) By a continuous white outer finish.
2) By a continuous gray outer finish.
3) By three continuous white stripes along its entire length on other than green insulation.
4) Wires that have their outer covering finished to show a white or gray color but have colored tracer threads in the braid identifying the source of manufacture are considered to meet the provisions of this section. The use of white tape, paint, or other methods of identification isn't permitted for grounded conductors 6 AWG or smaller.
6) A single-conductor, sunlight-resistant, outdoor-rated cable used as the grounded conductor in photovoltaic power systems as permitted by 690.31(B) can be identified by distinctive white marking at all terminations.
5 Means Of Identifying Grounded Conductors
I've never heard of Wire changing color along its length: Factory rejects? from China? Faded? Yes, I've seen Red turn to Pink with Pink as one of the other conductors - HAHA, it's no longer up to Code!
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