When I replace my main panel I will need to move it down about 2" or 3" from where the current panel is. Several of the branch circuits are running through the top of the main panel and they will do the same in the new panel. This will mean the NM sheathing won't reach into the main panel.
The reason for the panel replacement is a complete rewire of the house to replace/upgrade all of the Aluminum branch circuit wiring so any 'fix' will be temporary. I already have my panel replacement permit and plan to submit my wiring replacement plans before I get my panel inspected. This way the guy who does the panel inspection will know I am planning on removing all of the current Al NM wire.
Is there a tape that is rated as a sheathing repair that can go into an NM clamp?
Conduit offset fittings would probably be long enough to cover the missing sheathing I'll encounter. Or I could install 3" pieces of conduit but is there a clamp that allows you to connect NM to conduit w/o a box? (I know the sheathing has to be removed once you enter conduit) If I went this route I would also have to use bigger knockouts and standard NM clamps wouldn't work once I replace the circuits.
2x4 junction boxes are out of the question because of the number of branch circuits (8) and their proximity to each other.
I don't expect the inspector to give me a hard time since I'll be replacing all of the wires but I don't want him to start thinking "what else did this idiot do?" I won't be able to get my power turned back on until the panel passes and it is a little cold this time of year...