steel framing and electrical

Old 12-14-03, 05:58 PM
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steel framing and electrical

I am going to finish my basement using steel framing. I was told by a friend that you have to use shielded cable for all the electrical fixtures when using steel framing. I have found some literature on steel framing, but nothing that states that it is required to use shielded cable with steel. I live in Ontarion Ca. Can someone tell me if this is true? Thanks
Old 12-14-03, 06:04 PM
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It all depends on your locality. When you get your electrical permit, be sure to ask what wiring methods are permitted. If non-metallic cable is acceptable, you will need to install rubber or plastic grommets in the holes in the studs where you cables pass thru.
Old 12-14-03, 06:51 PM
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The correct term is armored cable,shielded cable is for communication cables.Hotarc is right if you use NM you must use bushings where the cable passes thru steel framing members. If armored cable is required the bushings make if easier to run the cable
Old 12-15-03, 11:14 AM
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You are required to use bushings so the NM cable is not cut and shorted by the steel. Or you could use armoured cable.

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