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03:39PM | 10/07/03
Member Since: 10/06/03
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Do i need to run the elctrical wire down a 2x4 if my basement wall will remain unfinished?

Is it also true that i can only run the receptacles 6Ft. apart?


Tom O

02:49PM | 10/10/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
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Unless there is some local requirement that requires you to run the cable on wood, there is no restriction that I know of in the NEC that requires this. Make sure that the cable is properly secured and that it closely follows the surface of the wall.


08:20PM | 10/12/03
Member Since: 05/11/03
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It depends. If you are talking about running sheathed electrical cable type wire down the wall in a unfinished basement? If so then several things need to be considered. 1) sheathed electrical cable (non-metalic shethed cable) must not be installed where it is subject to damage. 2) How would you secure it properly to a concrete wall?

The best way to install a outlet or switch in a unfinshed basement is either to install a stud wall to mount the boxes and wire too, or install it in conduit. Mr. Electric

PS: Code only requires that any outlets be GFCI protected in a unfinshed basement. There is not any spacing requirement until you are going to make it living space.

[This message has been edited by MrElectricOly (edited October 13, 2003).]

[This message has been edited by MrElectricOly (edited October 13, 2003).]


03:26PM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 10/06/03
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