10:30AM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 03/01/04
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Hey guys im new to this site. But here is my question. I am running sheathed electrical cable threw the ceiling to attach the recessed lights and also to attach to the circuit breaker. Its the easiest way i can do it. The question is can I run more than 1 cable per hole? I am using a 1in bit and the hole is big enough to run 2 cables with room to spare. I don't want to have to drill a ton of holes in the joists.



07:54PM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 03/02/04
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Yes, you can run more than one wire through a 1" hole. Any more than three you might start peeling the outer insulation off. Just make sure that when you drill your holes you stay in the center of the joists.


03:58AM | 03/03/04
Member Since: 03/01/04
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Thanks for the info guys. I try to keep as few holes as possible but i found if i drill a 1 inch hole i can run 2 or 3 cables versus 2 or 3 small cables. These are old 2x8 beams, im not to worried about them loosing support. The only one i had to place the whole lower than center was on a 4x8 beam as the other side is concret. But I reinforced the area with some wood to compensate it.

Thanks for the help guys!


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