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Old 03-25-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hello,

When installing old work boxes, how are the cables that are run to the box secured/attached inside the wall? I have some 4 gang boxes with 6 cables running to them. Currently they just run down from the top plate to the cutout in the wall with no attachment.
What will an inspector want to see?

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Cables that are fished in closed walls are not required to be secured to the studs.

The boxes will have clamps for the cables.

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Are these blue cut in boxes? If so, only one cable per clamp.
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The tabs in the back of the old work box r there to hold the wires. Just break the one tab on them to push wire through the box. Do not remove the tab completely.
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Are these blue cut in boxes? If so, only one cable per clamp.
This would apply to all plastic boxes, not just blue ones.
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Are these blue cut in boxes? If so, only one cable per clamp.
Yes, cut in boxes, but white. They do have the plastic clamps.

No attachment required, that is great (for me as the installer :-) )
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This would apply to all plastic boxes, not just blue ones.
Ya got me. Nice catch.
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You had to know I was going to point that out. JK D.
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You had to know I was going to point that out. JK D.

Of course, I would have also.

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