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Old 02-23-2009, 05:21 AM   #1
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Question about securing Romex when running parallel to a stud, I think I know the right answer but want to make sure.....as long as you are stapling to the stud you do not have to meet the 1 1/4" from the edge correct? The 1 1/4 from the edge only comes into play when you are drilling directly through the stud and running perpendicular right? Thanks for the help.
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correct, but stapling tight to the front edge will still offer the chance to drive a nail into the wire. You should try to staple the wire to the center of the joists.
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300.4(D) states that the cable shall be kept 1 1/4" from the edge of the framing member when running parallel.

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300.4(D) states that the cable shall be kept 1 1/4" from the edge of the framing member when running parallel.
Yes it does, and it goes on to say that protection plates should be used when the wire is closer than 1-1/4" to the face of the stud or joist.
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