Wires and pipes

Old 03-28-03, 03:32 PM
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I'm building an appartment above my garage, doing all the work myself. I'm about to seal up the walls exposing the bathroom plumbing, and I've noticed a place where my 12/2 wiring is tight against the copper pipe, both hot and cold, running to the bath/shower. Is this dangerous? I could move a stud to get some slack in the wire, but it won't be easy. What do you think?
Thanks, Pete.
Old 03-29-03, 05:26 AM
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I'm not a pro electrician or plumber, but you do not want any electrical wire against any water supply line (especially hot water) because they all vibrate, hammer, contract, expand, etc. with normal water usage which might damage the insulation over time.
Old 03-29-03, 06:21 AM
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Thanks, Old Guy, I think I will take the time to fix that. I guess its worth a couple hours of my life to have the peace of mind!

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