Cable on running board question

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Old 03-05-17, 10:02 PM
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Cable on running board question

Running NM on a running board nailed to the bottom of the floor joists [unfinished basement] are strip guards needed or just a 1x3 to staple the 14/2
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Curious as to why you aren't running it through holes in the joists?
 
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Prefer not to drill 16 holes if the running board does the job.
 
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Any plans to ever finish the ceiling?

FWIW, your plan does not seem to save much effort over standard practice.
 
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With a good drill bit 16 holes only takes a few minutes. Biggest issue is sawdust - I spend more time vacuuming that drilling the holes.

FYI - I started using an impact driver and even with a simple spade bit it only takes a few seconds to go through a 2" joist.
 
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The furry g strip should be enough.
 
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Or one without fur
 
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Old 03-06-17, 08:09 PM
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Auto correct got me again .
 
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The cable runs in the general area where the furnace is, so no plans to finish the ceiling there
Another reason to consider the running board is not wanting to run electrical cables through cold air returns
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