Holes in Stud..

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-06-03, 01:42 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: South Fla, USA
Posts: 25
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Holes in Stud..

Can any one tell me how many holes you can drill into a stud for Romex. I also understand that you can "skip" going through alternating studs under certain conditions.
thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-06-03, 01:47 PM
Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Brethren, Mi
Posts: 1,648
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
You could drill lots of holes, in the middle, and you shouldnt really have more than 2 or 3 wires thru any one. There are some cases you could alternate as long as the wire wouldnt be exposed or pinched. I have never really heard of a rule about amounts in studs.
 
  #3  
Old 02-06-03, 01:49 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: South Fla, USA
Posts: 25
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks.
 
  #4  
Old 02-06-03, 01:56 PM
Master Electrician
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Indiana
Posts: 300
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
You could not alternate from in, and out of studs without protection of the conductors.
 
  #5  
Old 02-06-03, 03:09 PM
brickeyee
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
If you finish a basement and leave the studs out from the wall you can skip boring for NM. It is only required to be supported every 4.5 feet. (334.30(A)) Between the back of the stud and the basement wall is not an exposed location and no additional protection is required.
It is a sloppy practice and does not look very workmanlike. Check with your AHJ. I have worked in areas that allowed it, and areas that did not. I do not do it. Threading the wire behind the studs will not really save enough time to matter. Use a 24 inch auger bit to bore, and alternate the side you bore from and the pulling goes a little faster.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: