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Old 03-25-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where i can get A listed and marked steel plate less than 1.6 mm (1⁄16 in.) thick.

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Old 03-25-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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They might be out there, but I've never seen one.

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Old 03-25-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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Can you recess a notch for a standard nail plate?
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Can you recess a notch for a standard nail plate?
Why would you want to notch a stud for a nail plate? The nail plate is there to protect the wire to close to the face of a stud. Notching said stud makes it easier for a nail/screw to penetrate to the wire. Why do you need such a small kickplate? I would just use the standard size, it wont make your drywall bow out if thats what your worried about.
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there is no reason why you couldn't remove enough material to make the nail plate lie flush with the face of the stud
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Im saying your going to notch a stud with an already really thin nail plate, thats going to make it easier for a nail to penetrate. Not a great idea
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yes but whats a 1/16 of material?
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So what dont matter. What if its aa poorly drilled hole? Cmon now be smart about it. Safe choices on here.
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Let me make sure we are talking about the same thing because it seems like we are not.

Lets say that the OP needs to install a wire (sounds like this might be a remodel situation) that must cross a stud. Now for some reason it is not prudent to drill a hole that would have the required 1 1/4" clearance on both sides or that the stud is too shallow. So he wishes to notch the board. He then drills/cuts a 1/2" deep, 1/2 wide notch across the face of the stud(preferably perpendicular). Now to protect the romex he must provide a "nail plate". Now lets say that the added thickness of this plate will cause a defect in the surface of the final finish. He needs to somehow eliminate this bump. Now in the trade we just smash them a little bit harder so as to sink them in to the wood. Now say that this wall is to have a level 4 finish on the drywall that is not going to be enough. So is might be wise to router out or chisel out the additional thickness of the plate in the plate's footprint.

I still say just smash it!!!
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Thats fine as long as its the thick plates. No drywall is ever perfect nowadays the thick plates wont bow the wall if it does youll never notice it. Ive never seen a wall stick out from kick plates

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