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dsteinhorn

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I put a subpanel in my garage for shop circuits. In planing outlets for shop equipment, I noticed the 12/2 UF-B tends to be less expensive than 12/2 NM-B cable. UF-B can be used in dry locations in addition to being suitable for direct burial and use in wet locations.

Is there any reason I should not use UF-B for the branch circuits in my garage the same way I would normally use NM-B?

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I moved your post to a new thread as it was a different question than the thread you posted to. Some of our electrical pros should be along and answer soon.
 

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I can think of no reason not to use the UF-B. I used 10/2 UF for one run of electric heat when I built my house. It was harder to strip. It passed inspection but I haven't paid any attention to code changes since then. Maybe an electrician will chime in now that you're bumped to the top of the list.
 
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UF-B & NM-B can be used interchangeably when used indoors.
 
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