Romex in unfinished garage ceiling


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Old 12-14-04, 03:48 PM
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Romex in unfinished garage ceiling

Is it OK to run romex cable through the joists of an unfinished garage ceiling, or is "protection" required in this situation?

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Old 12-14-04, 04:56 PM
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Most people would consider this okay.
 
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Old 12-14-04, 04:58 PM
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I believe across the joists protection is required. You don't want people using the wire as a clothes line. Same applies to unfinshed basement.
 

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Old 12-14-04, 05:04 PM
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Yes, across would require something, but along the joists would not need protection. I was not thinking of across when I answered.
 
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Old 12-14-04, 06:11 PM
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Through bored holes in the joists is perfectly acceptable. It's up to you not to use them as a clothesline.
 
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Old 12-16-04, 07:41 PM
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>>> run romex cable through the joists of an unfinished garage ceiling
 
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Old 12-17-04, 07:25 AM
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hi
there a no no to drill thru truss.
I would used pvc pipe to run them thru ot just staple the wires to be near the side of truss.
Some people used these as hoist thats a no no

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Old 12-17-04, 08:01 AM
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The original poster used the word "joist". But, as guessed by you guys, he may have misspoke and meant "truss" instead. If so, you guys are right and he should not drill.
 
 

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