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kossuth 06-07-2011 10:48 AM

OCD kicking in again
 
Doing some work on the basement still and I'm running a 3 way light circuit to control hallway lights ect, so I have a 12/2 and a 12/3 run going to the box. I have been using regular Carlon single gang boxes that has the wire knockouts throughout the entire basement for light switches and outlet boxes where appropriate

http://images.lowes.com/product/conv...81100256xl.jpg

and had a question about the 3 way application that I couldn't find an answer to in the code book.

Being I'm running a flat cable "12/2" with an oval cable "12/3" I didn't like the idea of using staples in that case so I'm securing them to the stud using stack-its. Does using stack-its suffice as proper mechanical securement in these types of boxes, or should I use a box that has a mechanical locking device on it for the NM? I know in the the other types of boxes there is actually a tab that locks the NM down in the box, vs having it just hang there and be secured within 8" by a staple. I'm just wondering if the wire would be properly secured being the stack-it's more or less guide the wire they don't lock it into a position. It's not a huge deal to get a different box and redo that one, but figured somebody on here would know the answer and point me to the location in the code book. Again I looked and didn't have any luck finding a reference. Thanks guys.

jbfan 06-07-2011 10:55 AM

Yes, stack-it count as being secured.

SD515 06-07-2011 11:47 AM

:laughing: I saw the header to the thread and thought it meant Over-Current Device

My bad

kossuth 06-07-2011 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SD515 (Post 662719)
:laughing: I saw the header to the thread and thought it meant Over-Current Device

My bad

LOL...Thanks jbfan.

vsheetz 06-07-2011 04:26 PM

Today I learned what a stack-it is - thanks! :thumbsup:

sirsparksalot 06-07-2011 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SD515 (Post 662719)
:laughing: I saw the header to the thread and thought it meant Over-Current Device

My bad

:laughing: So we know you're not anal :laughing:

DangerMouse 06-07-2011 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SD515 (Post 662719)
:laughing: I saw the header to the thread and thought it meant Over-Current Device

My bad

:laughing:

DM

SD515 06-07-2011 07:32 PM

:icon_lol: Good one !


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