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Old 04-22-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
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How many runs through a stud hole?


How many cable runs can you run through a stud/joist hole? I have two and I want to run one more and wondered if it was against code.

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No problem. Pull it through. Don't forget the nail plates!

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What are the regulations regarding nail plates? How many do I need and where? Also, can you use the plastic ones that are held in by nails or must they be the giant staple like nail plates? Thanks!

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Plastic will do you no good.

If the wire is closer to the edge of the stud than 1 1/4" it needs a nail plate.
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What are the regulations regarding nail plates? How many do I need and where? Also, can you use the plastic ones that are held in by nails or must they be the giant staple like nail plates? Thanks!

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nail plates and staples are not the same thing.
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Nail plate
Usually one plate on the wall to cover teh area of the hole
If an interior wall & both sides open I'd put a plate on each side


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