Electric with rigid foam
I have read so much great information on this site that guided me to how to insulate my complete rebuild of a 1940s house. My 1st story is above grade cinder block Im doing continues 2in interior rigid foam board as I have the house completely stripped down to the block inside. I plan on furring with 2×4 mainly because I have hundreds I salvaged from gigantic construction site where they were throwing them in the dumpster. Plus that gives me a little more depth for electrical outlet boxes.
My question does not involve the insulation itself as I have found bountiful information to guid me but on this topic. I was curious how everyone runs their electrical in situations like this.
I have a lot of options I can pull everything to the ceiling and drop them down between the furring strips, half the house is over a cistern so coming from the basement is a hassle. I guess Im wondering what others do because it will cost me almost double the amount of wire to run everything from the ceiling. I was also wondering if I scored a small tunnel in the foam behind my furring strip and then cover the crossing with a steel plate but Im concerned about what that does to the integrity of my foam board.
I have lots of electrical experience and understand the code book but nothing really fits into this scenario as you wouldn’t normally build a house this way. Lets just say Im much more fluid with new construction (residential, Im very unfamiliar with block). Any help would be greatly accepted.
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