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Old 03-10-2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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Getting ready to get the basement rewired


After getting the rest of the basement back together I am starting on the wiring and had a few questions. On the block walls of the basement we opted to use 2x2 furring strips rather than fully framing to save space. Rest of the basement is framed using 2x4's Obviously have to use the short double gang boxes with plaster rings on these outter walls, but I was curious about running the romex by the furring strips. Would stapling the romex right to the 2x2 be proper or is there a depth requirement the romex has to be off the face of the stud/drywall? Also does this also apply for a single or double gang electrical box if there is a requirement? Thanks.
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When run parallel to the edge of the furring the cable nneds to be at least 1 1/4" from the edge. There are standoffs made to hold the cables away from the stud.

Look at the bottom of page 5 of this PDF.
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Inspectors in my area allow us to use these 3M stackers.
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Inspectors in my area allow us to use these 3M stackers.
I don't think a stacker will fit on a 2x2 wall. I'd use Colorado Jim's.

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Thanks for the reply's guys just got around to reading it, but I'm alittle confused so pardon my ignorance in asking for clarification. You were saying it needs to be 1 1/4" inches off the face of the 2x2. Is the face where the drywall would attach or is that typically where the old cable staples would go and insulation would sit etc?

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If the cable is flat against the concrete wall as opposed to flat against the stud, you will (not 14-3 cables) have the 1-1/4 inch clearance from the front edge of the 2x2 furring strips. You may be able to get the standoffs attached to the stud to hold the cable against the wall.

You will need to fashion some kind of protection perhaps involving a nailing plate where two wires cross.
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If the cable is flat against the concrete wall as opposed to flat against the stud, you will (not 14-3 cables) have the 1-1/4 inch clearance from the front edge of the 2x2 furring strips. You may be able to get the standoffs attached to the stud to hold the cable against the wall.

You will need to fashion some kind of protection perhaps involving a nailing plate where two wires cross.
10-4 that's alittle clearer. I'm alittle uncertain of which way I'm gonna wire those outlets. I could put a junction box up in where there ceiling is gonna be (gonna use a dropped ceiling with removable panels because of plumbing/electrical) and just run a single feeder to the outlets, or I could just run a second wire to the box and daisy chain it in the traditional method. The traditional method will have me doing alittle more work though. This is the only thing I've seen to attach romex to block walls http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053 and it seems that I didn't see anything for multiple cables. Any further ideas, or tips? Thanks guys.
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