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Hi,

I live in Ontario, Canada and I am adding two new circuits to my unfinished basement. I have not installed the new breakers yet. I’m just wondering if the wiring complies with the electrical code so far.
 

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Wiring below 1.5m requires mechanical protection. Code ref 12-518

Looks like cable might be on edge in one staple location. If so, that's a
no no. Also, are all of those approved staples? Looks like some might
be general purpose bent metal U things. If so, they would not pass
inspection.


Difficult to access areas under stairs due to the way they are framed,
without compromising that framing, but I suspect there's a more elegant
way to do it....somehow.

Using AFCI breakers for these two circuits?
 

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You are making problems for who ever might want to finish the basement.



Drilling holes with a plan would be better.
 

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You are making problems for who ever might want to finish the basement.



Drilling holes with a plan would be better.

Difficult to drill where your upward arrow is without compromising

the joist above. Saw another electrician do this (not me!) in the RI
of anew home....framing inspection failed and joist had to be
replaced. OUCH!

But agree in principal that holes should be drilled somewhere to
allow finishing (without firring).
 

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Difficult to drill where your upward arrow is without compromising

the joist above. Saw another electrician do this (not me!) in the RI
of anew home....framing inspection failed and joist had to be
replaced. OUCH!

But agree in principal that holes should be drilled somewhere to
allow finishing (without firring).
The joist below is 1 1/2" thick so drilling down the center of a 2x4 base plate with 1/2" hole is fine or a little bigger on an angle.
There is double joist there but it is not bearing anyweight so drilling the second one id fine.
And when that doesn't work you move over to where the outside wall will be built.


 

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Thanks for your replies. I understand that the holes in that picture are not suitable for finishing the basement but does it also mean that it won't pass inspection?
 

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@Biomass,

Please put your location in your profile, it will allow us to help you better. Even though you put it in your original post, some people like to jump in without reading all of the posts.

I know, go figure!!

Good luck with your wiring projects.
 
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