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Old 08-08-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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Exposed romex?


Is it ever OK for romex to be exposed? The unfinished ceiling beams in my garage are 12' high. I plan on sheet rocking the walls but I will leave the ceiling open.

Would it be a flagrant code violation if I secured the romex every four feet to the sides or the bottoms of the beams to feed the light fixtures and door openers?

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Exposed romex?


This is fine, and actually pretty common in garages. Just secure the cable like you were going to sheetrock. IE: NOT on the bottom of the joists.

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