romex in ceiling

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Old 09-13-00, 12:11 PM
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is it allowable to run romex between strapping and across joist.
 
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Old 09-13-00, 03:05 PM
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I presume you mean on the attic side of the joist. You may run romex across the top of the joists. If it is within 6 ft. of an access opening it must be protected by either running it in a channel (the strapping you describe?) or by drilling through the joist (which I presume you do not want to do.) (Dont drill a truss cord)
 
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