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Old 08-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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If i bundle a 14/2, a 14/3, and a 12/3 together, representing a total of 5 circuits and 65A, to thread through the same sequence of joist holes, do you think i will be OK? I am asking because i know that more cables in a bundle means a greater fire hazard.

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why do you need to bundle them? just run them all through the holes seperate.....

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Depending on the number of current carrying conductors through the same insulated or draft stopped hole will determine your derating factors.
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i doubt you meet the definition of bundled in my stupid opinion....

the joist are 1.5 width, you would have to be 24" continuous to be considered bundled.
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why do you need to bundle them? just run them all through the holes seperate.....
Why would I drill 3 holes if I can drill only one? Times 25. That is 50 extra holes in your scenario.
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i doubt you meet the definition of bundled in my stupid opinion....

the joist are 1.5 width, you would have to be 24" continuous to be considered bundled.
So in other words i am fine?
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yes just run them through
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So in other words i am fine?
You are fine anyway, because you are under 9 current carrying conductors... let it fly...

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