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#8971 - 04/10/02 04:44 PM Romex ran at right angle on face of stud
frodo Offline

Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 129
Loc: louisville, ky usa
i have a situation in a residential restoration where there is t-bar cielings being installed. i cant find anywhere in the code that prohibits running the cables on the face of the studs ABOVE the grid. the cieling is not usable and the only way i see to do it is to run the cables up high across the face of the stud. all rooms are getting this except bath and laundry.

it would be a hell of a job to drill all of those studs! dont want any part of that!

thanks for any suggestions/advice..



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#8972 - 04/10/02 05:05 PM Re: Romex ran at right angle on face of stud
donles Offline

Registered: 04/28/01
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Loc: Bridgeville, PA USA
Hi Frodo,
I'm sure someone will be able to cite code but I'm nearly certain it's allowed.
It is protected. I think a change regarding romex above dropped ceilings occured in 2002 but it applies to commercial installations.


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