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Knucklez 11-03-2009 09:50 PM

code for retrofit?
 
ok, this has been bothering me for a while. is there, or is there not, a special code section for retrofit work (in canada)?

for example, stapling electrical wire to studs.. during a retrofit, you may not have the walls open, so you can't really staple..

Knucklez

joed 11-03-2009 10:01 PM

You must follow current codes for retrofit. You are not required to open walls to staple wires. They can be left floating inside the wall. Other codes like cable size, dedicated circuits, location and outlet count etc. must be followed.

Knucklez 11-06-2009 07:09 PM

ya, that's what i thought about the stapling. but i could never confirm that with actual code reference. seems its always about new installation.


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