running wires

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Old 01-16-03, 04:19 AM
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running wires

is it ok to run wires up the same wall area (16" wide") where my drain is for my upstairs bathroom and mainfloor sink?

I would not be able to secure the wire except at either end of the vertical run.

Thanks and have a great day,

J
 
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Old 01-16-03, 05:10 AM
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There should not be a problem with that.
 
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Old 01-16-03, 06:12 AM
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You can run wires darn near anywhere in your walls. The things to avoid are items that get thermally hot. Radiator pipes, furnace flues and such. They can overheat and melt the insulation on your wires. A broken pipe or other problem that spills water on wiring does not usually cause a problem after everything dries out. The exception to this is older wiring that may short out if it gets wet, and not work even after drying out. The water typically causes a short, the short further damages the insulation, and the cable is permanently damaged.
 

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