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Old 11-27-2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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Old Work, and Securing Romex


From what I can remember of code, it requires that NM cable be secured within 12 inches of a junction box.

How do you typically fulfill this requirement for old work installations? Are you forced to cut the drywall, larger than needed for the old work box in order to get a stapler in the wall to secure the cable or is there an exception in the code I am missing somewhere for old work?

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There is extempt for old work cut in boxes and you do not need staples in finshed wall on old work set up.

And majorty of the old work box will have interal clamp so that is allready dealt with it { few don't have it so you will have to get romex clamp espcally this is true with most of metal old work box but few do have interal clamp as well }

But once you get into exposed area or unfinshed area or rough in then it have to be staple it down per NEC codé requirement.

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Even if you have to cut a hole in the wall in the middle of nowhere to make it easier to fish the cable, you do not have to make the hole big enough to reach in and staple the cable.
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