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Old 05-03-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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Securing NM cable


I know that when running romex in a wooden stud wall, it must be anchored within 8" (???) of entering a box. Does the same rule apply to metal studs, and if so how do you secure it?

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Old 05-03-2010, 05:32 AM   #2
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The same rule applies regardless of the stud material. I use self tapping screws and NM straps.
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