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Insulator for TradeReady joists #44857
11/13/04 07:06 PM
11/13/04 07:06 PM
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preben  Offline OP
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Point Roberts,WA,USA
I am wiring a house with Dietrich TradeReady joists.The openings in the joists are 6x9 inches and the edges are rolled 90 degrees.The metal edge is very sharp and I feel that an insulator is necessary. Is there a special insulator available for these joists? Or is there another way to do it?

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Re: Insulator for TradeReady joists #44858
11/13/04 08:10 PM
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Sounds to me like this is not a place for NM. If you are using AC, MC or EMT there should be no problem with sharp edges.

-Hal

Re: Insulator for TradeReady joists #44859
11/13/04 10:26 PM
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Dave55  Offline
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I don't have much experience with NM, or the joists you're talking about. If there are no special insulators available, maybe a piece of garden hose cut to length, slit lengthwise and slipped onto the sharp edge.

Dave

Re: Insulator for TradeReady joists #44860
11/13/04 10:30 PM
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Always a good idea to talk with the AHJ also.

Dave

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Re: Insulator for TradeReady joists #44861
11/14/04 08:28 AM
11/14/04 08:28 AM
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Try Dietrich themselves!!

From their website:

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"Be advised that both pipes and wires may need bushings or cable supports


They then refer you to Arlington Industries (yep, my favorite guys), for more


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