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Installing Attic Electrical Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Is it standard for electrical wiring to be strung in a disorderly fashion in the attic?

Methods of Proper Attic Electrical Wiring

Question: Is it standard for electrical wiring to be strung in a disorderly fashion in the attic? I recently relocated my cable wires which required my going to the attic. Once up there, I noticed that all the electrical wires were all over the place. They were not tied down to anything in any organized manner. Is this safe? Should this be corrected? Your help is greatly appreciated.

This electrical question came from: Raul, a Handyman from Moreno, Texas.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Raul.

Attic Electrical Wiring

Raul, no this is not a standard practice and is most likely the result of improper installation of electrical attic wiring. The attic wiring should be protected and secured to ceiling joists or other wood structural supports. Yes, this should be corrected and it would be good to have the wring and all the circuit connections inspected as well.

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