Running wire through a finished ceiling


Old 01-05-08, 10:20 AM
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Running wire through a finished ceiling

I'd like to run 220v to my garage to be used mostly for a welder. I can run it in the space between the basement ceiling and next level floor. About 12 feet of the run is an area where the ceiling is finished so I wouldn't be able to attach the wire to the floor joist. I'm assuming I can't just let the wire lay on the sheetrock. What is the best way to deal with this?

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Old 01-05-08, 10:29 AM
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Wires that are fished between access points are permitted to be unsecured to the framing members.
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Your assumption is incorrect. In a finished wall or ceiling the wires do not need to be secured.
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Be aware that 240-volt circuits are not general purpose as are most 120-volt circuits. 240-volt circuits are individually designed for the specifications of one specific piece of equipment. Even among welders, one might need a different circuit design than another.

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