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Old 07-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #1
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Hi. While looking around at the other wiring in my house after finding a cable in my return air duct. I found this section of yellow 2/12 NM-B. It is all stapled very flat and looks to run pretty well except when they made a turn through a hole to cross between two joists a section has a slight twist to it across the two foot joist space. Is this a problem or nothing to worry about. Here is a picture of the yellow twisted section. This is the only section that has the twist.


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Wow! I hate to sound like a jerk, but are you actually asking if this is a problem???

You haven't seen much wiring, have you?
To some here this would even seem like a troll post.

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rip it out.... kiddin' that stuff can be twisted and turned like a spring on your car suspension...but what about that cable in your duct work.... did they drill a whole and slide it thru..so the wire is raw on the sheet metal hole with air bouncing the cable...over the years.... couple of wire ties to that white pair
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Sorry. Not a troll. Just read on the net that the wires shouldn't have twists or there might be hot spots. I thought it was probably ok, but thought it might not hurt to ask. The cable that goes in the air return is a different cable and it is in a wood stud bay they used as a cold air retun. I comes in through a wood stud and exit though the wood top plate. All the cables in this picture run below the ducting in the ceiling joists of the basment. None of these go through or near the duct.

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Wow! I hate to sound like a jerk, but are you actually asking if this is a problem???

You haven't seen much wiring, have you?
To some here this would even seem like a troll post.
This is a DIY site so this is a valid question now on a pro site it would be a joke.
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So what is the problem again?

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