Started by redside, January 18, 2019, 06:27:57 PM
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Quote from: Don_P on January 19, 2019, 01:58:19 PMAn equally important part of that is to build rodent tight. Wiring is only one of a number of issues if they get in.
Quote from: redside on January 18, 2019, 06:27:57 PMWas originally going to go with Romex but worried about mice/squirrels getting into walls and chewing through wires. I don't know if I am being paranoid or not, but has anyone taken the time to install EMT to protect electrical wires inside walls? How would you run it? If installed I think it would be easiest, in my situation, to notch out 3/4" inside face of my 2x6 studs to run 1/2" EMT. I could also run it below the floor in the crawl space and up through the bottom plate where I need electrical or the top plate down; I just can't drill holes in the middle of the studs and fish the 10' sections through unless I drill through the outside corners to insert the EMT. I suppose I could use some type of metal clad flexible cable instead of EMT, but have heard this even has problems. Just wondering from those with experience what they would do in a seasonal use cabin? I am doing the install myself so labor costs of installation are not an issue. I read the forums and it seems most people feel that Romex is just fine so long as a person uses spray foam to fill in any holes the Romex runs through (I read somewhere mice only eat wires to get from one stud bay to another).Just want to make it the safest and best I can. Honestly, I am not sure how mice and squirrels would even make it into the walls with solid bottom plates and top plates, but apparently they do and I want to be prepared. So, EMT, Romex, AC, or other alternative??