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Old 06-14-2010, 02:27 PM   #1
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Question about running NM and BX in joists


I have an unfinished ceiling in my basement that I am currently prepping for a Ceiling Max type ceiling. I have a run of old woven jacket wiring that goes from the breaker box to the kitchen, but is stapled underneath the joists. I also have a run of BX that follows the same path, but is run perpendicular through the middle of the joists. I am planning on replacing the old woven jacket wiring with NM, but would like to run this through the bored holes that the BX currently goes through. Is it a code violation to run a NM cable and BX cable through the same hole(s) in joists?

Thanks in advance, I really appreciate it.
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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No issue as long as the holes are large enough. Be careful not to damage the new NM pulling next to the BX.
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