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  1. #1
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    Default Running NM next to cast iron drain

    Any violations if i run 14/2 and 12/2 nm to my second floor from the basement by folowing up next to the existing cast iron drain from the bathroom? Im just thinking does it need to be a different kind of wire or is this just plain and simple not allowed?
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    Default Re: Running NM next to cast iron drain

    I am not sure, but I would try to route the wire elsewhere. Not that I'm worried about water leaks, it's just a gut feeling.

    Let's see what our friendly semi retired electrician say about the code.

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    Default Re: Running NM next to cast iron drain

    Also, you can run any kind of wire, depending on what you will use it for and your preference.

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    Default Re: Running NM next to cast iron drain

    No it doesn't have to be a different type of cable and I know of no code violation against using the same wall cavity as the drain.

    Jack
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    Default Re: Running NM next to cast iron drain

    Quote Originally Posted by dcalabro View Post
    Any violations if i run 14/2 and 12/2 nm to my second floor from the basement by folowing up next to the existing cast iron drain from the bathroom? Im just thinking does it need to be a different kind of wire or is this just plain and simple not allowed?
    There should be no issues with running NM up that chase --- it's commonly done when electricians do retrofit or re-wiring .
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
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    Default Re: Running NM next to cast iron drain

    Ditto, not a Code thing...but as I recall that area is usually pretty nasty. Maybe UF might be a better choice.

    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
    Maurice Turgeon, [URL="http://thesemi-retiredelectrician.com"]

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