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Old 12-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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I know wires need to be "stapled" in place within 8-12 inches from a junction box and every 36" to 48" as it runs down a joist or stud.

Now, when a wire goes through a boared holes in a joists that are 16" O.C., say the joist direction now changes so you can not go through boared holes and you have to staple the line along the joist that is parallel to it. How soon after the line leaves the boared joist does it need to be stapled to the parallel joist it then runs against?

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4 foot.
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ah, so the last joist does count as a location holding the cord like a staple does. thanks!
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Bored holes are considered secured and supported.
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Could that be 54"?
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Could that be 54"?
I heard something like 4'-6".
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Could that be 54"?

But I don't have nice little arrow markers on my tape measure At 54"

Every 4' is where the 16" markers and the 12" markers line up!
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