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#114913 - 07/19/03 08:36 AM Nailplating to the nth degree
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA

Naturally, i think all sheetrockers are out to get me, this is just a stairway here, the rest of the residence has assumed similar armour.


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#114914 - 07/19/03 09:45 AM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree
walrus Offline

Registered: 07/25/02
Posts: 671
Loc: Bangor Me. USA
Are those listed nail plates

#114915 - 07/19/03 10:24 AM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree
NJwirenut Offline

Registered: 09/15/01
Posts: 816
Loc: Bergen County, NJ
Are blank box covers listed for use as nailplates?

While I certainly cant see ANY conceivable hazard from their use, all it would take is one AHJ who wants to abandon common sense and insist on a listing.....

#114916 - 07/19/03 11:00 AM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
300.4(A)(1) does not require a listed plate. The code only requires that the plater be made of steel that is at least 1/16" thick. A blank cover meets this rule.

#114917 - 07/19/03 06:17 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
Wiring looks good but that is rediculous.

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#114918 - 07/19/03 06:34 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree
spkjpr Offline

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 226
Loc: Sedalia,MO, USA
Never had any trouble with the "rockers" but I have seen some tapers that should have been shot. Put in a couple of recpts for the trades to use in a house once and the tapers proceeded to fill all of them with mud,while they were HOT!

#114919 - 07/19/03 07:46 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree
txsparky Offline

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 578
Loc: Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
D**M ! Are these rockers using 8 penny sheetrock nails???? Do you spend more on 4 sq. blank covers than you do on devices?

#114920 - 07/19/03 08:08 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

I think I know those tapers.

I've had the same thing happen a few times. If you're charging the GC extra for putting in "temporary" power/receptacles for the guys it doesn't seem to bother you as much.


If you don't leave those guys some wood to hit they might start using a Hilti.


#114921 - 07/19/03 10:38 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
This might explain those tapers:

#114922 - 07/20/03 03:48 AM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
this is a stressskin post & beam house, there are few 'open' walls to capatalize on, so the stairwell assumed the brunt of 1st to 2nd flr wiring.

the very same rockers screwed me on the last job, there's really no talking to those semi-bipedal knuclkedraggers yaknow

I'll admit it rediuclous, but what's a few boxes of 4 sq covers?

It was worth the GC getting the point........

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