HotLine1, not a pain in the butt.
Damn good question I would have to say no.
That said, I had inspector in Mass. tell me that plastic tie wraps are not listed for support of MC and that soon I may not be able to use them at all, (I do not know the truth of this) his reasoning seemed to be they melt early in a fire and drop stuff down onto firefighters.
This being Mass, where we must tie lights independently from ceiling I can certainly believe this.
I have never been shot down for it.
As far as the caddy clips we use those too but the tie wire is faster, cheaper most times, you carry a roll of tie wire instead of a variety of caddy products.
We try hard to follow the building structure
so we do not have horizontal runs down near the grid when we do its Caddy clips
Down the metal studs we end up using Caddy
[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 01-09-2003).]
Construction & Maintenance Electrician