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Old 02-02-2013, 08:46 AM   #16
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Attaching wiring behind studs


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I disagree that running cables behind the studs and against a basement foundation is sloppy and lazy.

If you do choose to drill holes in the studs, you can leave the proper 1-1/4 inches in front and not install nail plates on the back. Even for 2x4 studs against a foundation wall it is okay to leave more wood on the front rather than drill the holes dead center.
Agreed drilling would be the best option, but as long as the support requirements are met, and protection from physical harm is observed, he could use about anything to tie or mount to the studs OP is asking about.

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:38 PM   #17
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You could drill small holes in each stud enough to fit a zip tie through and zip tie the cable at the back of the stud. Lots of effort, minimal material removal.

You could also use the zip ties with screw heads and attach just to the very back edge of the stud. No material removal.

You could also use zip ties with screw heads and fasten them to the concrete foundation.

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You could drill through the studs and run the wire.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:39 PM   #18
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Well, I've gone from feeling stupid to moderately satisfied with my quest. I really wanted to understand my options and see if any suitable device exists (which appears it doesn't).

Anyway thank you all for taking the time to consider my request.
Now back to the Super Bowl.

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