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Old 04-09-2005, 11:11 PM   #1
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wiring a basement

I need to add some outlets and switches in a basement. the walls are poured concrete and are not covered, just painted and is just one big room. the ceiling is open to the first floor floor joists and the service panel is located on a wall in the basement. What is the best way to cover the wires, raceway or conduit and does it have to cover the entire wire all the way to the service panel or just to the top of the wall?



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Old 04-10-2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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As long as conduit is not required in your area I would run the romex through the joist, and then run conduit down the walls.


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As long as you have all of the tools and supplies on hand, why not go conduit all of the way? You may like to pull an extra wire or two in the future. IMHO, everything should be EMT.
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no need to run all in emt just up into the cavity of the floor joist , the only advantage of conduit all the way back would be adding additional circuits on the existing devices you put in ,whereas if it is well thought out allowing for some expansion at some point down the road will eliminate this need especially if no drywall is going up. by the way dont forget to properly ream the conduit before installing your romex and dont forget a plastic bushing on top of it
im with you teetor but then again im very bias i love to run conduit :D
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