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Ed wrote at 2008-08-17 19:08:32
I have seen homeowners use romex cable stapled to

the bottom of joists as clotheslines. They actually

put wet clothes on clotheshangers and hung the clothes from the romex cables. People also use the romex to rack things up in the cieling between joists.   I condemn this practice.  The running board will discourage this

and afford protection to the wiring.

Terry wrote at 2012-11-11 01:10:22
I understand that a running board eliminates a "clothes line effect". Wires running bare under the joist would make a easy place for things to hang from. A board would eliminate that possibility.

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General electrical wiring, including but not limited to, residential, panelboards, control wiring, low voltage wiring, Heating and A/C control wiring, single and three phase wiring.


I have been doing electrical since high school. I have been licensed by the State of North Carolina for ten years and am currently the Building Maintenance Superintendent for a municipality. I have extensive control wiring experience.

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