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Old 01-09-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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Maybe one of you guys can help me out here. Can NM be run either across the top of a foundation wall or stapled to a rim joist perpendicular to the floor joists. Both scenarios will be behind a 2x4 stud wall in a basement to be finished in the very near future. I'm aware of NEC requirements for securing NM, running boards etc.. but cannot find ay references to this particular scenario. I'm adding a receptacle to an existing 20A entry/foyer circuit, otherwise I would just run conduit and be done with it. Sorry for the long winded question, any help would be appreciated
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As long as the NM is not "subject to physical damage" you can use it most anywhere its dry.
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That's pretty much what I was thinking. I want to avoid boring holes in the joists because the run is at the end 1/3rd of the span and also would not be as neat as doing it the first way. Thanks for the advice.
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