Exposed Romex on garage ceiling?

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Old 12-02-14, 03:31 AM
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Exposed Romex on garage ceiling?

I want to add a 110v outlet and a 220v outlet to my workshop at the far side of my garage (approx 25 ft from the breaker panel). The main breaker panel is in the garage - and the garage ceilings are 12ft high.

The garage is completely insulated and drywalled and running the wires above the garage ceiling in the attic area would be difficult due to small space and to insulation.

Thinking it may not be right to run exposed Romex along the drywalled ceiling and it may not be right to run Romex inside a conduit, would you advise running individual #12 wires inside a conduit to my workshop?
 
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Old 12-02-14, 07:14 AM
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Above 12' you'd probably be ok with surface mounting the romex, but I don't think it would look great. You would also need to sleeve it in conduit until about 8' high anyway. The additional 30' of pipe will only run $15.

If I was doing it, I'd use 4" square boxes with raised covers, run EMT conduit up and over, then pull individual #12s. You could do it with PVC conduit if you wanted to.
 
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Old 12-02-14, 03:22 PM
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ibpooks - Thanks for your feedback. Then, I'll run individual #12s in a PVC conduit as you suggested.
 
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