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Old 12-27-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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Running romex through 1st floor joist cavity

Want to add a few recessed lights in my first floor office - using the joists to my advantage I was going to run romex through them within the cavity to chain them together.

Is there any issue with running the romex down the cavity without actually stapling it tight along the joist? Trying to limit drywall patching where I can
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Cables that are fished are not required to be secured like new work.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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