Notching header for electrical???


Old 04-18-07, 05:44 AM
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Notching header for electrical???

I'm planning on having my basement stairs moved and before I do so, I've got to deal with some electrical issues.

The header (2x10s) for my for my new stair opening is going right below a partition which has a couple of electrical feeds going up into it.

My question is, is it okay to leave the existing electrical and to make a 1" notch on the top of the header to allow the lines to stay?

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Old 04-19-07, 10:42 AM
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What you are proposing to do will not satisfy electrical codes. Move the wiring away from the header.

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