Can any type wire (speaker or cable) be used in new construction?
I had inspections two months back and my inspector made me pull out my speaker wire. Can he do this? Why?
He said that it didn't have any approvals or FT stamps or markings.
What is a FT stamp??? I live here in North Vancouver and have insured I pulled all proper permits.
Why do I need this. I bought the wire at my "Box" - it must meet code right?
How could wire with no FT rating even be sold if it's needed.
I'm so confused - please help..
The inspector went on to say that a fire starting in the living room could spread through out the whole house depending on the type of wire, it's burn rate and the path the wire takes through the home.
Scary. If that's the reason then for sure I would think this wire doesn't burn.
I'll test them all - this week.