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Old 01-13-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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I need to add two home runs for an addition I've built on my house. Easiest would be through the attic but there's two feet of blown in insulation, so running the romex across the ceiling joists will be really nasty. Can I run it in one of the side angles of the w-trusses just below the roof peak? Seems like it's out of the way there. Thanks. -- Phil S

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sounds OK. hate hidden wires.

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Old 01-13-2009, 07:03 PM   #3
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sounds OK. hate hidden wires.
Do you prefer your wire exposed?

Hiding wires, Hiding junctions

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forgot to mention, there's no staircase or pull-down ladder access to attic. Found an earlier thread here that sounds like i'm ok since there'll be a full 3.5" separating romex from roof.
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Please don't splice in the attic...it makes the next person's job much harder.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:23 PM   #6
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Please don't splice in the attic...it makes the next person's job much harder.

It makes no difference...
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Thnks guys. This job just got quite a bit more pleasant!
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It makes a HUGE diffence. Here, you can't really walk in the attics. They are strictly for insulation and mechanical systems. It's hard enough troubleshooting when you can see all the jb's. When they are buried in the attic and it's 160 degrees up there....not good.
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It makes a HUGE diffence. Here, you can't really walk in the attics. They are strictly for insulation and mechanical systems. It's hard enough troubleshooting when you can see all the jb's. When they are buried in the attic and it's 160 degrees up there....not good.

Over here most houses have 1-2 ft of blown in insulation, in the attic, temps in summer may get up to 160 degrees, in winter, it will get below 0.
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If a splice if properly made, how likely is it that someone will have to come back and trouble shoot it? I hate working in attics, but if it was unavoidable, I'd put a splice there before I'd leave a blank plate one of the rooms below.
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You guys done crying?
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You guys done crying?
Whats the matter? Can't feel sorry for the next guy?

I'm not concerned how the next guys feels, as long as it is to code.
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Whats the matter? Can't feel sorry for the next guy?

I'm not concerned how the next guys feels, as long as it is to code.

The way I feel is, if it were easy somebody else would be doing it, plain and simple.

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