Conduit for basement walls


Old 03-09-06, 10:47 AM
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Conduit for basement walls

I have some wiring running in my basement that crosses through the floor joists and then down the wall to the recepticles. My question is, is it okay for the wiring to run past or touch the steam pipes. It has been this way at least 6 years, prior to my purchasing the house. I also noticed that ythe wire runs along the cement wall, only for about 9 inches, as it goes from the joist to the wall. Should remove the recepticle and slide a 12" piece of plastic conduit up the wire to protect the 9 inches exposed to the wall. Is this okay to do. Any advise would be appreciated.
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Old 03-09-06, 11:17 AM
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It's probably not a good idea to run the NM cable directly against the concrete. You can certainly run a small piece of conduit along the cable, but a better solution might be to install a small piece of wood (.75 x 3 or similar would work) behind the cable.

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