Pulling AC wire in a crawl space at home question.

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Old 03-18-13, 09:56 AM
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Pulling AC wire in a crawl space at home question.

Ok, so I have pulled a lot of cat-6 wire and other types of wire in my home, but I need to pull a wire for a couple 4 gain power outlets in my enclosed garage now a den from the breaker box at the other end of the house. The pull will have to be done in the crawl space. Can I use Standard NM-B 12/2-Romex electrical cable in the crawl space & do I have to run it in conduit to meet code in South Carolina or can I just staple it to the floor joist?

Just trying to save a few dollars by pulling the wire myself before I hire the electrician to tie it in.

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Winston
 
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Old 03-18-13, 10:01 AM
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The NM can only be used if your crawlspace is a dry area. It cannot be used in wet or damp areas.

You need to drill holes or secure the cables to running boards. Stapled to the bottom will not pass code.

Conduit would only be required if the cables were subject to physical damage.
 
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NM-B in conduit is not a good idea, individual wires only in conduit.

What are the conditions like in the crawl space?

Edit: Whoops, PCBoss beat me to it
 
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And by 3 minutes too.

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Thanks for all you help! I just cleaned up my crawl space. Itís nice and dry with a nice new vapor barrier. I guess Iím going to go with the running boards. I donít think Iíll be moving for a long time, but I want to keep everything to code. I'll have the electrician double check behind me before we put in the breaker.
 
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