Running Romex to pass code

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Old 04-05-03, 06:36 AM
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Unhappy Running Romex to pass code

I am running Romex in an unfinished 2nd Floor. I have strapping running across the ceiling joists for the sheetrock to be installed later. Is it OK to run the Romex between the strapping paralleling the strapping and stapling every other joist?
 
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Old 04-05-03, 12:35 PM
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Yes

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Not 100% sure but I think you still need 1.5 inch from surface or you need nail plates.
 
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Joe, it's 1.25" and the rule is for bored holes. If the NEC says something about straping, I don't know what it is.
 
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The joists

I know enough to keep the wire stapled up when papalleling the ceiling joists....I just thought drilling holes in the ceiling joists would ruin the structual integrity especiall if you ran it nice and straight....what a weak point it would create! While I'm here....While in the attic, I ran Romex across the common rafters with these plastic adapters that hold multiple wires...My brother said he thinks that the inspector won't allow it, because someone will try hang things on the wire, He said I'll have to either install backing or remove it and secure it to a 2X4....I think he's assuming/guessing and doesn't really know! Your thoughts???
 
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Old 04-06-03, 04:49 PM
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Althougth there is not a code violation in your original post, I do not like that application.

A properly drilled hole, in the middle third of a 2X, should not effect its integrity.

If you are running perpendicular it will not pass, if parallel it will be OK.

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runing the wire

I think the purpose of the wire being above the edge of the joist 1.25" is to prevent a nail penetrating the wire from the drywall crew. But, when running the wire between the strapping (12"O.C.) I don't see how they can hit that unless they're wreckless!!
On the other hand Jxofaltrds, did you say that running the wire across the common rafter (perpandicular ) in a storage attic is a NO-NO?
 
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Old 04-06-03, 08:49 PM
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Calling it a "storage" attic might cause a problem. Like stapling under floor joists. Just call it an attic.

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Old 04-08-03, 04:32 PM
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Question Alright....Attic!

Is it acceptable to run romex across the roof rafters using the plastic clips I was refering to, (they have about 4 slots)?
 
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