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    Running wires inside Support trusses

    What’s everyone’s thoughts on installing low voltage wires inside the v notch on roof trusses that are 5 feet apart is it considered a support means ?


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    I suppose that in principal there's no issue, assuming 5 foot spacing is sufficient support. However, the flanges of the bar joist might wear through the cable as random air current and building movement causes things to shift about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecollar84 View Post
    What’s everyone’s thoughts on installing low voltage wires inside the v notch on roof trusses that are 5 feet apart is it considered a support means ?


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    It's doubtful that the Data Cabling guys are going to take the time to snake their cables through the V notches on the roof trusses every 5' apart above a drop ceiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jap View Post
    It's doubtful that the Data Cabling guys are going to take the time to snake their cables through the V notches on the roof trusses every 5' apart above a drop ceiling.

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    That's what this is for:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly56 View Post
    That's what this is for:

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    Like I said........
    Our guys would have it pulled out while the guys using that were still trying to get it un-hung from the 1st bar joist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jap View Post
    Like I said........
    Our guys would have it pulled out while the guys using that were still trying to get it un-hung from the 1st bar joist.


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    Well, make up your mind. Are they snaking it through the "V's" or not? Or using the J-hooks I suggested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly56 View Post
    Well, make up your mind. Are they snaking it through the "V's" or not? Or using the J-hooks I suggested?
    Well from the looks of the picture they're not doing anything yet.


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    Easier to use J hooks attached to the bottom of the trusses because you can just lay in the bundle. But if you want to there would be no problem running everything through the trusses, especially when you have only one or two runs that wouldn't warrant installing J hooks.

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