||11-01-2010 09:40 PM
Tore Romex Sheathing Under a Staple....replace the whole wire?
I am rewiring my second floor and I'm using big metal staples to secure the wire to the side of joists in the attic. It is the type of staple that you hammer in and it has a little plastic piece that is supposed to protect the wire from getting cut by the metal staple. I had to remove one and in the process I tore a small hole in the yellow sheath of the romex 12-2 cable. It did not damage the internal wires. Do I need to replace the whole section of cable or can I just tape it up?