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Getting ready to install the island- Electrical cable was run to the area for the island and I have installed the outlet box in the cabinet. What is best way to fasten the romex to the inside wall of cabinet since it's not like using cable stapes on a wall stud (cabinet wood much thinner)- Is there a recommended way of keeping the cale nice and neat?
 

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Why not fit a board, say, a 1x3 pine inside the cabinet where the wire runs, and staple to that?
 

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Sleeve the cable with FNMC ( Seal-tite) and use 2 hole straps and short screws. Some inspectors will fail unguarded NM in a cabinet as not be protected from damage.
 

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Sleeve the cable with FNMC ( Seal-tite) and use 2 hole straps and short screws. Some inspectors will fail unguarded NM in a cabinet as not be protected from damage.
FNMC is not protecting the NM, so why they would allow that is beyond me. Most Chapter 3 wire methods all require protection from physical damage, so to me, encasing the wiring method in concrete is the only solution. ;)
 

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Getting ready to install the island- Electrical cable was run to the area for the island and I have installed the outlet box in the cabinet. What is best way to fasten the romex to the inside wall of cabinet since it's not like using cable stapes on a wall stud (cabinet wood much thinner)- Is there a recommended way of keeping the cale nice and neat?


I just use these... I dont sleeve my NM in anything, I just route it away from physical damage locations.
 

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Is required to put them in something here, our electrician uses the flexible metal conduit.
I cant think of proper name for it right now, flex and a couple short screws with a c clamp.
 

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Is required to put them in something here, our electrician uses the flexible metal conduit.
I cant think of proper name for it right now, flex and a couple short screws with a c clamp.
Greenfield is a trade name commonly used.
 

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Is required to put them in something here, our electrician uses the flexible metal conduit.
I cant think of proper name for it right now, flex and a couple short screws with a c clamp.
FMC (flexible metal conduit) requires protection from physical damage, just like NM (romex) wire does... this is why its stupid from a code point for an inspector to not allow NM but to allow FMC in a cabinet, personally, there is no physical damage in a cabinet to begin with... :no:
 
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