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WaldenL 08-27-2009 07:33 PM

Multiple wires under one staple
 
Is it ok to have multiple wires under one staple, or should there only be one wire in each staple?

Speedy Petey 08-27-2009 07:43 PM

Yes, you can have more than one cable under a staple. It will say right on the package how many and what combinations.

Scuba_Dave 08-27-2009 07:43 PM

What type of wire?

I think #12-2 & #14-2 (2) cables are OK - staple rated for this
anything with -3 wire I only put 1 cable under a staple

J. V. 08-28-2009 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 320256)
What type of wire?

I think #12-2 & #14-2 (2) cables are OK - staple rated for this
anything with -3 wire I only put 1 cable under a staple

Think is not good enough. Just read the instructions on the staple package. :yes:

Scuba_Dave 08-28-2009 12:55 PM

Well I've never seen a #12 or #14 staple that wasn't rated for 2 wires:help:

WaldenL 08-28-2009 02:14 PM

FWIW, I didn't see an indication on the package. I'll check again when I get home.

J. V. 08-28-2009 02:18 PM

I have not seen it on the packages either. Just heard it was there.

Scuba_Dave 08-28-2009 03:19 PM

Doesn't state it on any of the 3 boxes that I have
Just states the wire sizes that it can be used with

http://www.brisconelectric.com/STAPLES.htm

spark plug 08-28-2009 03:30 PM

Humorous observation!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by J. V. (Post 320589)
I have not seen it on the packages either. Just heard it was there.

"Heard" is almost as good as "Think"!:laughing::no::laughing:(Now more than ever) Don't Drink and Drive!!!:drink:

WaldenL 08-28-2009 03:32 PM

So what we've determined is that I can tell my wife: "I read on the internet that someone thinks they remember hearing that someone said it's ok" :laughing::laughing::laughing:

J. V. 08-28-2009 03:34 PM

Exactly!

Scuba_Dave 08-28-2009 04:08 PM

This one indicates 2 #14 or #12's under the staple

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0708418&ucst=t

220/221 08-28-2009 04:15 PM

I put as many as will fit. I also put as few staples as possible. Never in 30+ years been tagged on a staple violation. If an inspector is looking at staples, he isn't looking at the real issues.

Scuba_Dave 08-28-2009 04:27 PM

Found this one a site
  1. No more then two 14/2 NMD or 12/2 cables under an S2 staple.
  2. Single 14/2 or 12/2 cables, use S1 staples
  3. Single 14/3 12/3 10/3 cables, use S2 staples
Of course my boxes do not say S1 or S2

And:
Quote:

I am preparing for a building inspection for electrical additions to kitchen circuits. I would like to know if two 14/2 NM cables can be fastened under a single staple

Generally yes, but it isn't really a code issue but a listing issue. Code says you have to use stuff within its listing. It is up to you to prove the listing for that usage if the inspector balks. Carefully read the box to see if it says anything about doing or not doing multiple cables under one staple

Ranger31 08-29-2009 06:30 PM

two wires under one staple
 
Scuba Dave, good web site link, I am glade you posted it, I been trying to
buy staples around area that are made for more than one cable.

All they sell here are the really expenses 3M brand for like $20.00 for fifty.


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