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Old 01-20-2012, 12:14 PM  
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Default Basement Wiring

OK, I am getting ready to have my house rewired from knob & tube to code requirements. I have gotten one estimate so far and they talk about putting most of the wire in the basement in either pipe or flex. My question is why does it have to be either in pipe or flex. In 2009, I had electrical work done on the first floor with the wire running to the base and on to the new panel and they put nothing in pipe or flex. Is this something that someone is trying to get more money for the job or what? I still intend to get 3 or 4 more estimates. Thank You

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Old 01-20-2012, 01:19 PM  
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In CA it only needs to go through conduit if the wiring is ran through the exterior of the house. Basements typically can have exposed as long as it's secured / stapled every 4' and within 1' from a box.

Not certain which code that is but I believe it's NEC 2006
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Contact your local Inspector and ask if this is a required code for your area.
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