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Old 09-12-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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Running Multiple Wires Thru Double Wall Plate - Alternatives?


I am trying to find an alternative for drilling multiple holes in a double wall plate to run wires along (exposed) ceiling beams. What are the options?

1. Can I use LB In a place where a stud connects a top wall plate to run wires from "behind the drywall"? The holes in this case will be drilled in a drywall.

2. If drilling thru a double wall plate is the only option, is there I can enforce it? I saw a photo with a metal bracket (approx 8"-12") attached to a wall plate where it was perforated. Not sure if this is approved nor where to buy it.

3. Any other thoughts?

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Old 09-12-2017, 04:32 PM   #2
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We would like to think joists are directly above the studs so there is no worry but if that isn't the case and you are worried about it just add another stud under what needs to be supported. The plates across the front is when the holes are close to the surface and you want to make sure drywall screws don't get into them.
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Multiple cable through a double plate should not be an issue.
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