Running wire above finished basement ceiling
I have a code-related question. My house has a finished basement with a drywall ceiling and recessed can lighting. New framing on the bottom of the joists resulted in +- 8 inches space between the top of the finished ceiling and the floor joists above. This seemed like a good practice and allowed some room for ductwork and the recessed lighting.
My question is this: I am updating some c. 1950s ungrounded wire servicing the first floor with new romex. The run is parallel with the floor joists and the ceiling framing. Is it okay to fix the wire to the stud framing holding up the drywall ceiling or should I go to the floor joists above that?
As I type this, I realize it may be hard to visualize. I may need to post some pictures.