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chipset
Running Romex

In preparation to remodel my bathroom I've taken down the drop ceiling in the kitchen. Romex for lighting is currently run through holes in the ceiling joists.

I found that the joists are only 2 x 6s, so I need to sister 2 x 8s to support the new floor above. (Total span is less than 10', so 2 x 8s are adequate.)

Since the cable will be well out of the way, with no chance of getting snagged or stepped on, can I secure it to the bottom of the joists or do I have to drill new holes and run it through those?

dj1
Re: Running Romex

If you have a dropped ceiling, the romax can be attached to the bottom of the joists.

chipset
Re: Running Romex

I could kiss you for that!!;)

Just saved me a ton of extra labor...I can re-route the cable before I start the deconstruction.

Re: Running Romex

Ditto to what DJ said. Also be sure the romex is run so the ceiling panels can still be lifted and don't lay the romex on the ceiling grid or attached to the tie wires.

chipset
Re: Running Romex

Thanks. There isn't going to be a lot of wiggle room for the panels, but there shouldn't be a reason to go into the ceiling too often in the next 50 years. The bathroom is the last major overhaul we're facing.

ElizabethDantes
Re: Running Romex

I merely agree with you,How true it is!!!!!

dcalabro
Re: Running Romex

I assume the running board requirement in 334.15(c) isn't applicable anywhere else? It specifically states that it is targeted to unfinished basements but I wasn't sure if there was a similar passage for other rooms. Nice to know!

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