Service Cavity and Electrical Wiring in Ceiling
I am getting close to the next phase of construction of my house, which is mechanical/electrical work. The house is framed with standard 2×6 walls with double top plates and conventional roof framing with 2×6 joists, but I followed Hammer&Hand recommendations and installed plywood under the joists for an air barrier. Since I’ll have ceiling service cavity, I would like to avoid running electrical wires through the wall studs as much as possible to simplify installation of the rockwool batts. I’d like to keep service cavity depth to a minimum, 1.5″ ideally. However I am not sure how to do this without having to drop service cavity below the bottom of the double top plates so the wires can be routed through the ceiling and down to the outlets along the studs. Is this a bad idea to begin with?
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