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#21213 - 01/28/03 08:09 PM stapling romex
big lug Offline
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How far apart do you staple romex. I'm rewiring my house and was needing some advice. Thanks in advance.
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#21214 - 01/28/03 08:15 PM Re: stapling romex
iwire Offline
Registered: 01/05/03
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Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Within 12" of the box and every 54" after that.

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#21215 - 01/29/03 03:12 AM Re: stapling romex
sparky Offline
Registered: 10/18/00
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code aside,
i staple (insulated) single runs loosley, at every 2' or so. anything more than 2 runs and i use stackers.

the intervention of 'other trades' has intimidated me to this point.
#21216 - 01/29/03 05:00 AM Re: stapling romex
Redsy Offline
Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2056
Loc: Bucks County PA
Keep in mind...
If you are using single-gang non-metallic boxes without internal clamps, you have to staple it within 8" of the box. 314.17 (C) ex. I like the stackers also. They make for a nice looking installation.

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#21217 - 01/29/03 04:35 PM Re: stapling romex
spyder Offline
Registered: 10/14/02
Posts: 210
Loc: Massachusetts
the minimums are with 8" of a NM box without clamps or 12" from a box with clamps and every 4 1/2 fett there after. Never staple on a twist, keep romex flat.

I once had a helper that could not grasp this concept so we had to go to stapling "hammer length apart", I kid you not...
#21218 - 01/29/03 05:54 PM Re: stapling romex
George Offline
Registered: 02/23/02
Posts: 375
4' works nicely with usual stud spacing and plywood sizes.

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