Wire along crawl space concrete foundation wall?

Old 12-20-19, 01:40 PM
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Wire along crawl space concrete foundation wall?

I need to run some water heater wire along a short section of concrete foundation wall before it goes along some joists and then wall studs.
I keep seeing code about protecting the wire in unfinished basements but how do I do this? I don't really want to run metal cased wire all the way to the panel just due to a short concrete section.
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In my opinion, crawl space is same as inside of the wall and most of the time, it doesn't need any special protection.
Just secure the wire properly along the wall or joist.
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I don't think protection is needed in a crawl space.
If you feel you need protection a board beside the cable will be fine. If something bashes into the wall the board will protect the cable from being crushed.
Old 12-20-19, 04:08 PM
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You could also sleeve it in PVC conduit.

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