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Old 05-31-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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I am drilling 3/4" holes in my 2x4 studs, is there a limit to how many 14-2/14-3/12-2 that I can run through each hole? Obviously size plays a role in that I could probably fit 2 or 3 but curious if there is a rule

Also is there a limit to the amount of 3/4" holes I can drill into a 2x4 or a minimum distance apart? I ask because my home came prewired for home audio and one of of the studs I drilled a total of 4 3/4" holes about 8" apart to run the home audio cable and electrical. In addition I probably need to add another 2 for audio cable going back into that room.

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Never seen any maximum amount of holes you can drill or number of wires in hole, i always go atleast 2 inches apart and 6 inches between speaker wires and electrical wiring. Maybe someone else has seen it in the code book, but I haven't

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There are rules but for the life of me, I can't find the links to them
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I found this link....seems to be pretty consistant with what my drawings show..

http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Pr...View-All#step1

Just do an internet search on "Notching and Boring"....
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Ok thanks guys, if anyone can find the code I would greatly appreciate it.

The audio cable and electric cable are going to cross at some point, but I'll do my best to minimize them running in parallel
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I found this link....seems to be pretty consistant with what my drawings show..

http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Pr...View-All#step1

Just do an internet search on "Notching and Boring"....
Nice timing!

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Also nice link, I finally figured out what the heck DWV meant when referring to PVC

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Here's the code. You'll have to search through the electrical section, but it shouldn't be too hard to find.
http://publicecodes.citation.com/icod/irc/index.htm

Just make sure I believe the holes have to be at least 1 1/4" from the edge of the stud and you need protector plates on the edge prevent drywall screws (or others) from drilling into the lines.
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Ok thanks guys, if anyone can find the code I would greatly appreciate it.

The audio cable and electric cable are going to cross at some point, but I'll do my best to minimize them running in parallel
You have it right on the parallel part....crossing at right angles is not an issue.....and the best way to do it..

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