I need to run 10/2 the length of my house, which means drilling holes in
about 50 joints and avoiding heating ducts. It would be so much nicer just
to fasten the cable to the bottom of the joists. Can that be done with
I've never used MC before; anything difficult about it?
I know (or at least I think I know) that it can be done with 8/2 so that
might be worthwhile if 10/2BC isn't okay. Is there such a thing as 8/2
You are right about the 8/3, but 334.15(C) specifically refers to NM.
320.15 says that AC cable can run on the bottom of joints, but the section
on MC does not address the issue. I take that mean it is okay. But is it?
I don't see why not, absent any prohibition on it in your local codes
(you *are* familiar with your local codes, aren't you? Didn't think so).
I see it all over the place. A little ugly if done in a basement space,
but perfectly OK in a crawlspace.
No. Just remember to be *very* careful stapling it; don't mash the
staples down too hard or you'll likely create a short. I like to drive
the staple in just far enough to make it hard to move the cable under
it. (Don't ask me how I know this.)
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