how to protect wiring in old house remodel


Old 04-26-08, 10:49 AM
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how to protect wiring in old house remodel

I have an old house with 1 x 12 wooden planking on the interior of studs, between the studs and plaster. The house is balloon framed with no plates on top or bottom of studs and I'm told the planking is an important part of the structure of the house.

I've taken down plaster walls but really don't want to mess with the large planks. I had new wiring installed which runs from attic down several walls to outlets. The wiring runs on the inside of the planking (towards the inside of house from the planking).

I am concerned about leaving the wires unguarded before I put dry wall up over the planking (and the new wiring). I could easily see someone nailing into the wiring some day trying to hang something on the wall.

How can I guard the new wiring?

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Old 04-26-08, 04:11 PM
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If you insist, pull off every 3rd board and install stackits to support the cables along the studs.

Really, they are generally fine.

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