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Old 01-25-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Through the trusses or the walls?


I am planning to start running the wires in my basement and I am just curious if it is standard practice to run the wires through the trusses over head or just drill holes through the framing and run it through the walls? Or is it just whatever is easiest for each spot since you can't always do one or the other?

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Or is it just whatever is easiest for each spot since you can't always do one or the other?
Yeah....that.

Keep the holes in the center of the framing.

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Are there any code limits to the sizes of holes in certain size framing lumber? Or limits to how many wires can go in a certain size hole etc? Can wires be run together without causing problems? I need to clean up the wires in my basement when I put in my sub panel and wondered what everyone thought.
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Hey Rovers, you should start your own thread.

There are code restrictions...basically the hole rule is no bigger than 1/3 of the framing material...actual dimensions NOT name, e.g. 2"x10" is 1-1/2" x 9-1/4" so you could put a 3" hole in it and be O.K. as long as you stay 1-1/2" away from edge. The closer to the center you can drill the better. I'm not aware of a hole fill requirement when drilling through joist....but use common sense...leave room for them to move freely...don't force it full.
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Hey Rovers, you should start your own thread.

There are code restrictions...basically the hole rule is no bigger than 1/3 of the framing material...actual dimensions NOT name, e.g. 2"x10" is 1-1/2" x 9-1/4" so you could put a 3" hole in it and be O.K. as long as you stay 1-1/2" away from edge. The closer to the center you can drill the better. I'm not aware of a hole fill requirement when drilling through joist....but use common sense...leave room for them to move freely...don't force it full.
Sorry. Next time I will start a seperate thread (since that answered my questions) Didn't mean to hijack this thread.
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No harm....it's just less confusing to follow discussions especially when searching....

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