Can I route 2 live wires next to each other in a bookshelf?


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Old 03-11-19, 03:25 PM
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Can I route 2 live wires next to each other in a bookshelf?

Hi folks Im constructing built-in bookshelves along a wall in a 10 x 10 study room.

I plan to install some reading lights on top of the bookshelf with 14/2 wires roughed-in through some 2 x 4 studs. In addition, I plan to rough in through the bookshelves another set of 14/2 wires to the center of the room to install a fan (no light on fan).

I plan to route the fan through the shelf because my ceiling beams run horizontal and am trying to avoid roughing through 6 beams + sheetrock to get through the electrical.

I plan to draw power from a nearby electrical outlet. I live in Houston, TX.

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how much minimum distance should there be between 2 live wires? In other words, can I rough them in 2x 4 studs at the same time using a standard 14/2 romex cable? Can they be adjacent to each other?
 
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Old 03-11-19, 03:59 PM
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They can be right next to each other, even secured with tie wrsps. The requirement for spacing is after 3 live wires are together...
 
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Old 03-11-19, 10:12 PM
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Thanks for the reply. If there are 3 wires, how much should the spacing be?
 
 

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