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    lucy
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    Default routing ROMEX® cable and ABS pipes in 2x4 framing

    Hi everybody

    I'm putting in a new bathroom in my 2nd floor and have just come to the startling realization the the ROMEX® and the ABS need to coexist in the wall! All of the electrical books act as if there is no plumbing and the plumbing books act as if there isn't electrical wiring to contend with so I'm looking for some advice.

    My DWV system for two side by side pedestal lavs is based on a photo that Terry has posted before
    http://terrylove.com/images/lav_rough_double_b.jpg
    a 1 1/2 fixture cross with a 2 inch drain. In my case, the drain can't go straight down vertically into the floor but instead needs to take a 90 degree bend to the right and slope down the wall about 5 feet before turning down.

    The trouble is, with inset medicine cabinets, 2 sconces on either side of the cabinets, 2 sets of switches for the lights and fan and receptacles (GFCI protected) on either side of the lavs I'm not sure how to manage where the paths of the ROMEX®, the ABS and maybe the PEX supply pipes will need to cross!

    Can anybody help a handy gal out? I know I will have to put in nail plates to protect, but what concerns should I have about the routing of the the wiring? Can anybody share any rough-in photos showing AFTER the electrical wiring is installed?

    Thanks, Lucy
    Last edited by Terry; 12-07-2011 at 10:46 AM.

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