Is it legal by the NEC to have exposed Romex cable inside a kitchen sink cabinet?

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  • That's the inside of a base cabinet?? I'd be just as concerned about the CSST gas pipe. – Speedy Petey Oct 23 '15 at 0:15
  • Is that a problem and why ? Works great 3 years now – amphibient Oct 23 '15 at 3:58
  • It looks like the NM should be secured / stapled down better in any case. – batsplatsterson Oct 23 '15 at 10:18
  • I can staple it, it's not a problem – amphibient Oct 23 '15 at 16:12
  • @batsplatsterson NM cable has to be secured every 4.5', and within 12" of a box. It doesn't look like that photo is 4.5' wide. Though for neatness, a staple or two could be installed. – Tester101 Oct 23 '15 at 19:10

It depends on the inspector, and whether or not they consider it exposed to physical damage.

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