Hi. I have the same issue with installing electrical around furring strips and I just wanted to make sure I understand how this works. I am working around 2 " x 2" strips, this is the original framing in my basement and I would like to avoid re-framing. I am planning to put drywall up over top.
From your post, it sounded like I can run the wires in between the strips and I don't have to install metal plates in that case. Is that correct? Also, when you say, install between the strips, do you mean right in the middle or would you anchor to the side of a furring strip?