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Old 03-18-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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I'm finishing off my attic and I have a question. Is it generally ok to run Romex in the void of an A-frame attic? I'm planning to insulate the entire thing so there will be fiberglass insulation between all the ceiling joists. I've run a bunch of IC recessed fixtures along the flat part of the ceiling as shown in my quick sketch below. I guess I'm wondering whether I should have used conduit. I have plastic attic vents running from the bottom soffit up to the void created by the ceiling joists and I installed a ridge vent at the top for air flow. I figured since I could run Romex without conduit in my walls, the ceiling should be the same thing right?

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You are fine. Just remember to staple the wire at every 4.5 feet, and where it enters into the light junction box.

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Thats how the pros do it. The less drilling, the better.
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That's dumb.

It's code, but it's dumb.

I guess they expect leprecons to get in there some day and pull on the cable . There is no access to an "attic" like this. It's used for insulation and mechanical systems.
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Jayp,
Thanks for the excellent illustration. How did you do it?
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That's dumb.

It's code, but it's dumb.

I guess they expect leprecons to get in there some day and pull on the cable . There is no access to an "attic" like this. It's used for insulation and mechanical systems.
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