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Old 02-17-2010, 08:02 AM   #1
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Attaching 12/2 wire to Furring Strips

I'm running wire in basement walls and had a question about stapling to furring strips. The furring strips are 1" x 2". Standard staples look to big. Is there anything else i can use that would be easier?


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Old 02-17-2010, 09:25 AM   #2
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If youre using that thin of furring strips for the wall youre going to have a tough time finding a box deep enough to stuff everything into when you make up the plug.Normally if im wiring a basement where the walls are furred out with 2x2's ill mount a 4sq metal box with a plaster ring to mount the plug,then ill sleeve the romex in a piece of conduit from the box to above the sill plate to protect the wire.


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Install standard 2x4 framing. I am not kidding. You can do this with furring strips, but you need a contractor and a big wallet.

Furred walls are for new construction where the installers have access to the block or poured walls as they are put up. It can be done afterwards, but its much easier and for sure less money to just frame it up.
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