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Just call me Andrew
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I am running two 14/2 and one 12/2 cable. About 8 feet of it will be on the underside of joists. i have an old 8' piece of molding - can I use that as a running board? How do i attach the wires to it? Can I zip tie them to the bottom or side of it?
 

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Zip ties are fine, according to my inspector, or you can wrap with black tape and staple the underside to keep it from unwrapping with time and dryness.

Staple where you can, wrap the rest.

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Don't see why not, I like to secure every 12" or so, in case I or anyone ever needs to traffic the area, the wires will not snag anything.

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I would not have used running boards in your situation. I only use running boards when I am under the joist, not on top.
 

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I would not have used running boards in your situation. I only use running boards when I am under the joist, not on top.
I will be running them under the joists (I assuming you were talking to DM).

Where in the NEC does it describe the use of running boards? I'd like to see what it has to say specifically just to fill my curiosity.
 

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LOL My pic is showing my RAFTER joists, not floor.....
it'd be kinda hard to put up my 5/8" Fire-X drywall had I put them on the underside!

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I will be running them under the joists (I assuming you were talking to DM).

Where in the NEC does it describe the use of running boards? I'd like to see what it has to say specifically just to fill my curiosity.
Section 334.15(C)(A) NEC 2008
"Mike Holts Illustrated Guide to Changes to The NEC 2008" has some great pictures. I was lucky to have Chris Kennedy give me a copy. Real good guy. Check figure 334-1. :thumbsup:
 
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