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Old 12-27-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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I am looking to replace the existing Aluminum wire in my house with Copper. I took advantage of having the walls open when I remodeled the kitchen. In the Living room, I cut the old boxes out with a sawsall, fished in new copper and installed plastic existing construction boxes. Of course the only issue I see with that is that I was not able to tack the wire in place (6" to 8" from the fixture). I am wondering if I really need to go back and cut into the wall so I can tack them. I assume that this is Code as opposed to just good practice. However there is virtually no possibility of the new wire getting snagged or pulled. Looking for advice.......


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Old 12-27-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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2005 NEC
334.30 (B) Unsupported Cables. Nonmetallic-sheathed cable shall be permitted to be unsupported where the cable:
(1) Is fished between access points through concealed spaces in finished buildings or structures and supporting is impracticable.

(2) Is not more than 1.4 m (4 12 ft) from the last point of cable support to the point of connection to a luminaire (lighting fixture) or other piece of electrical equipment and the cable and point of connection are within an accessible ceiling.

Part 1 is the part you are probably concerned about.


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