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Old 05-22-2010, 12:29 PM   #31
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Widened the opening and was able to staple per code. Kinda liked them loose better since an errant nail would have probably pushed them aside, whereas now a possibility they could be pierced. Regarding main line in, not my concern, but that 2" diameter and would require one heck of a fastener. Thanks again. Realize you don't write the rules. Appreciate the quick and helpful answer.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:23 PM   #32
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Running cable through framing. OK to bundle several together?


Running 4 circuits out of sub panel plus a "carrier" from a 3 way switch through framing which will be drywalled over. Any restrictions on ganging this many cables together through the same holes? (am aware of the required setback from edge of studs) Thanks
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:59 AM   #33
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Yes and No depending on how you secure the NM cables but most case if have stacker on it. It will not be a issue but with regular wire staple it may have issue if you do more than two cable under one staple.

Also it depending on the wall stud cavity size if 2X6 not a issue but 2X4 it may unless you run 3 on one side and 2 on other side.


Here hit this link.,

http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawe...6EVs6E666666--

This will show two diffrent stacker item you can use and they should be in the Big box store { not all will carry it but most case I am sure they will }

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Old 05-24-2010, 10:11 AM   #34
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I'll hit the link. Thanks. Wondering how you even staple when running through holes in the studs. Have the regs for running alongside studs but where on earth would you staple if laying in a drilled hole?
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:23 AM   #35
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I'll hit the link. Thanks. Wondering how you even staple when running through holes in the studs. Have the regs for running alongside studs but where on earth would you staple if laying in a drilled hole?
You wouldn't. I would drill 2 holes one under the other and run three cables in each hole. More than that becomes difficult to pull. That is assuming a 7/8" hole. Others I am sure will say no more than 2 cables per hole.
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Thank You brric. Good advice. To be clear, I understand that cables run through holes in studs which are completely enclosed by drywall are exempt from staple requirements at that point. I'd assume staples still needed near boxes and any other time they cease to run stud-to-stud through pre-drilled holes. Make sense?
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Not an Electrician, so I find this helpful:

http://www.rd.com/how-to-roughin-ele...le18131-1.html

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Great article. Thanks for the help and the link.
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Running cable through a craw area which is open on garage side


Running cable through crawl space (new construction) which has cement floor and will be completely accessible from attached garage for storage. Since cable stapled along or run through floor joyces could potentially be contacted by objects stored underneath, not sure what to do. Would rules allow some limited shielding on the underside without having to install "ceiling" throughout entire crawl area? Am thinking of just using strips of plywood maybe 1-2' wide directly underneath where cables might potentially be struck by something. Your thoughts?
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Checked with my electrical inspector an he approved same methods as for an unfinished basement. In otherwords, I can staple alongside the floor joyces or bore through. FYI
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Confused about rule for stapling cable to framing in unfinished garage


Rule specifies staying 1 1/4" off edge of stud to prevent nails from siding or drywall making contact. How about stapling wire to the bottom edge of ceiling joice in unfinished garage? (Obviously, somebody later installing a ceiling would see the wire and move or shield it.) Are there any other situations where the rule may not apply in unfinished garages? Thanks for any ideas.
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Are you running parallel or perpendicular to joists? If you string from joist to joist (perpendicular) you need a running board, which is supposed to prevent people from hanging things on the wire. Not sure if this applies to a high ceiling like a garage.
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I would run thru bored holes or if a truss that can't be drilled, on top of the bottom chord. this may still require a running board, but would not interfer with a ceiling later.
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Question was concerning a parallel run. But, yes, there will likely be a perpendicular run as well and I can nail board to bottom of joices if OK. As for the parallel run is stapling along bottom edge allowed?
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Parallel run staple it to the side of the joist
The bottom might be considered subject to damage depedning upon how high up the joists are

Wire it so that drywall can be easily installed

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