this may sound very trivial, but would a 2x10 floor
joist be damaged in any way by staples ?
i want to run a cable tv line under the crawl space
but don't want it laying on the ground. so the plan
is to staple it, or use screw in cable clamps - to
the 2x10 joists
would this create any structural defects in the joist
(load bearing capability, etc) ??? (since i know that
you're not supposed to drill holes in the part under
tension - so would screw/staples be something that
could also damage the joist?)
My personal opinion, would use clamps designed for round coax cable,
normally used with cable TV. These can be nailed or screwed. Use
appropriate nails if you may change your mind in the routing, will pop out
easily with a claw hammer.
I wondered this myself. The other posters don't have a concern. But if you
have existing wiring going through the joists like I did, you might try and
I also tried to use the cross bracing on the joists, rather than the joists,
when I ran cable perpindicular to the joists.
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