#179613
Dodgeman
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Drill the new holes just above the middle of the joist. You indicated “in a outer 3rd of the joist.” If this means the lower 1/3 of the joist, you would be better off placing the next hoel over at least 4 inches as Daniel indicated, but also in the upper 1/2 of the joist.

Two inch holes for wiring does seem big.

Good Luck!

Dodgeman