Electrical Wiring in the Home/Wiring Methods-unfinished basements
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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