Sounds like the lead into a Polish joke....
I'm pulling wire to juice my addition and have a couple questions on standard practices.
I understand most of the basic rules -- not drilling holes closer than 1 1/4" from edge of studs and bottom and top plates (without metal stopper), I think that I'm supposed to limit the size of hole to 1/3 of width. With 2" x 4" studs I'm generally using 1" hole to stay 1 1/4" from either side.
If running through 2" x 10" joists I'm placing the hole in the middle third depth and staying at least 2" from the ends. Do I also need to stay on the outside third of the span? In other words, if I have a 12 foot span, do I need to drill holes between 0-4 ft or 8-12 ft? Are there other rules I need to abide?
How many wires can I string through a single hole. Is there a limit or can I string through as many as fit? Am I better off drilling multiple holes next to each other or squeezing them in? My current plan has me using a couple bays to run many wires up the vertical using plastic stackers. Should I squeeze the wires through one or two holes or should I go the swiss cheese approach on bottom and top plates of a non-load bearing wall?
The circuit wire is 12/2wG and 14/2wG.
Your thought would be greatly appreciated!