I currently have one unfinished wall in my garage and before I insulate and drywall this section I want to run two new outlets to a new circuit in the basement. I am considering sheathed electrical cable but I am a little worried about running sheathed electrical cable (NM) in the garage even though it will be protected by drywall,
First should I even be concerned about using sheathed electrical cable in the garage?
IF this is a problem then -----
If I did run some type of conduit or piping I would have to run the path through the current studs. I figure that rigid conduit will not be able to bend and fit between the studs. I guess that I am asking if flexible conduit, BX, or PVC (if it bends enough) be a suitable alternative ‚Äì or should I just stick with the sheathed electrical cable?
IF I do choose sheathed electrical cable (NM) ---
I would feel a little more comfortable if I could run rigid conduit in the basement so my plan would be to have a junction box where I would switch from sheathed electrical cable to a Rigid Conduit, with pulled copper wires, before it drops down into the basement. Again is this suitable alternative?
I am just trying to do this right the first time.
Thanks for your help guys
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