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Old 07-03-2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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Hi, i'm new to this forum and need some advice. We have a new hollow wall (no studs) system where the wiring is secured and clamped at the top of the wall and is loose in the wall to the switches and outlets where a clip (not the boxes) secures the wire into the electrical box. The walls are thick enough to protect the wire. Question, can this be considered to code? Or can this be approved by whom? We have been getting a wide range of opinions even from City inspectors, probably due the unique design.


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Old 07-03-2008, 09:03 AM   #2
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I posted a reply at the other thread where you asked your question.

Yes, it is a problem in my opinion.

is stapling cable to beams/studs a code req ?


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Old 07-03-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by macwall View Post
new hollow wall (no studs) system...
Can you share more about this? I haven't heard about it.
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It seems logical to me to ask the inspector who will approve the new construction what he/she will approve regarding this issue. That person's perspective is the only one that matters in the end. Give them a call as they are usually quite helpful.
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Old 07-03-2008, 10:13 PM   #5
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This is a completely new framing system, very green and does not use 2x lumber. It is in final national testing and approvals. Wiring has been approved by local inspectors as in remodeling methods. National wiring codes makers may have to rewrite or add to the current codes after seeing how this safe system protects.
With no studs to drill and pull wire, the wire is loose in the wall and secured near to outlet box / switches and at the top of the wall I wish I could disclose more but we are not ready for prime time yet.
I understand the 12" stapled but how is the 4 1/2 ' run stapled and to what if there are not studs? I am obvious not a electrician, just thought this site may help me to understand some of the questions that was obvious to the real electrician.

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