HVAC Customers: BX vs. MC?
Some of the electrical vendors that Yaun Co. buys
from have questioned why we continue to stock and
purchase BX armored cable. In their opinion, most
electrical wholesalers are stocking and selling strictly
MC (metal-clad) cable.
We are aware that most electricians are
comfortable working with the MC cables (MC has a
true green ground wire where BX cables are
grounded by the jacket surrounding the wires) and
have made the decision to stock only MC cable. The
majority of our BX sales goes to HVAC contractors
who may not be aware of the ease of working with
These questions then go out to our HVAC
customers – have you ever wired your heating
systems with MC cable (instead of BX) and, if BX
cables were no longer available, would you use MC?
Please help Yaun Co. with this dilemma. Stocking
ONLY the MC cables would free up space for other
products as well as eliminating the confusion during
order-filling since MC and BX are so similar in
appearance (FYI – we are changing our inventories
of both to aluminum jacket only. Much lighter and
easier to work with than steel – NO MORE
HVAC contractors – please let us know your
feelings on this matter – BX vs. MC! This question
was previously asked in a prior issue of the YaunCo
Report and did not receive much feedback – we need
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