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Huskyfan68 11-30-2012 08:32 AM

installing outlet in island
 
Getting ready to install the island- Electrical cable was run to the area for the island and I have installed the outlet box in the cabinet. What is best way to fasten the romex to the inside wall of cabinet since it's not like using cable stapes on a wall stud (cabinet wood much thinner)- Is there a recommended way of keeping the cale nice and neat?

joed 11-30-2012 09:50 AM

Use cable staples that will not go out the other side.

TTW 11-30-2012 10:14 AM

Why not fit a board, say, a 1x3 pine inside the cabinet where the wire runs, and staple to that?

rjniles 11-30-2012 03:22 PM

Sleeve the cable with FNMC ( Seal-tite) and use 2 hole straps and short screws. Some inspectors will fail unguarded NM in a cabinet as not be protected from damage.

stickboy1375 11-30-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 1063751)
Sleeve the cable with FNMC ( Seal-tite) and use 2 hole straps and short screws. Some inspectors will fail unguarded NM in a cabinet as not be protected from damage.

FNMC is not protecting the NM, so why they would allow that is beyond me. Most Chapter 3 wire methods all require protection from physical damage, so to me, encasing the wiring method in concrete is the only solution. ;)

stickboy1375 11-30-2012 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Huskyfan68 (Post 1063534)
Getting ready to install the island- Electrical cable was run to the area for the island and I have installed the outlet box in the cabinet. What is best way to fasten the romex to the inside wall of cabinet since it's not like using cable stapes on a wall stud (cabinet wood much thinner)- Is there a recommended way of keeping the cale nice and neat?

http://www.cable-ties.com/images/cnt...talog/mhct.jpg

I just use these... I dont sleeve my NM in anything, I just route it away from physical damage locations.

sgip2000 11-30-2012 04:20 PM

I sleeved mine in "smurf tube" and used the screw down clamps.

rjniles 11-30-2012 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 1063770)

What are those? A cable tie with a screw hole? Got a link?

BTW, tough to keep that concrete in place around the cable.

stickboy1375 11-30-2012 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by rjniles (Post 1063783)
What are those? A cable tie with a screw hole? Got a link?

Just google cable ties with a hole... :)

funfool 11-30-2012 04:24 PM

Is required to put them in something here, our electrician uses the flexible metal conduit.
I cant think of proper name for it right now, flex and a couple short screws with a c clamp.

rjniles 11-30-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by funfool (Post 1063785)
Is required to put them in something here, our electrician uses the flexible metal conduit.
I cant think of proper name for it right now, flex and a couple short screws with a c clamp.

Greenfield is a trade name commonly used.

stickboy1375 11-30-2012 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by funfool (Post 1063785)
Is required to put them in something here, our electrician uses the flexible metal conduit.
I cant think of proper name for it right now, flex and a couple short screws with a c clamp.

FMC (flexible metal conduit) requires protection from physical damage, just like NM (romex) wire does... this is why its stupid from a code point for an inspector to not allow NM but to allow FMC in a cabinet, personally, there is no physical damage in a cabinet to begin with... :no:


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