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Old 10-04-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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# of Romex cables per staple?


I am rewiring my house after a copper theft, special thanks to Vermont Mutual for denying the claim, thus forcing me to be my own electrician::>

I bought a great book from Home Depot that gives a simplified explanation of the NEC, but there are some items missing.

Can multiple romex cables be secured by the same staple, or must there only be one cable per staple??? I am aware that I can't bundle or enclose the cable run without de-rating the current rating of the cables.

I also have a few other simple and minor questions-but have posted them separately so that the title of the message accurately reflects it's contents.

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# of Romex cables per staple?


The package for the staples will have the sizes and quantities of cables allowed under the staple.

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