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#44857 - 11/13/04 08:06 PM Insulator for TradeReady joists  
preben  Offline
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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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#44858 - 11/13/04 09:10 PM Re: Insulator for TradeReady joists  
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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


#44859 - 11/13/04 11:26 PM Re: Insulator for TradeReady joists  
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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


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

Dave

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#44861 - 11/14/04 09:28 AM Re: Insulator for TradeReady joists  
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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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