ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 19
Recent Posts
fuse rejectors
by NORCAL. 03/29/17 01:44 AM
Old decora style outlets
by NORCAL. 03/29/17 01:41 AM
NFPA stuff
by gfretwell. 03/28/17 08:08 PM
Anyone hiring inspectors?
by HotLine1. 03/27/17 08:03 AM
ESA Arc flash course
by TheShockDoctors. 03/24/17 10:15 AM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,751 Are you busy
166,656 Re: Forum
160,801 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 78 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#8475 - 03/23/02 02:45 AM Romex in metal studs  
aldav53  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 545
Chandler, AZ USA
I don't want to buy a stud punch just for one small job, so is there any other way to run romex in metal studs legally besides punching holes and putting in the yellow plastic grommets?
This is a new wall added in a residential home.


The Golden Rule - "The man with the gold makes the rule"

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#8476 - 03/23/02 03:08 AM Re: Romex in metal studs  
JMichael  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 60
Norwich, NY, USA
Dont know the area you are in but the supply house by me rents them.


#8477 - 03/23/02 06:12 AM Re: Romex in metal studs  
sparky  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,303
aldav53,
are there grommets made to fit the existing stud holes??


#8478 - 03/23/02 10:38 AM Re: Romex in metal studs  
ElectricAL  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 597
Minneapolis, MN USA
Arlington Industries makes a METAL STUD BUSHING That fits a wide variety of standard metal stud openings.

Al


Al Hildenbrand

#8479 - 03/23/02 12:09 PM Re: Romex in metal studs  
electrician02125  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 89
Why not use MC cable instead of romex ?

I never run romex in metal studs. Never! Too many sharp edges and tooooo many careless fellow tradespeople. I notice that even if I do a stand up job installing any cable, someone comes along after me and screws it up by pulling on it or leaning smoething on it or running something by it.

I would even go as far as punching / grommeting and still use mc cable.

Maybe I am too picky ?


#8480 - 03/24/02 02:52 AM Re: Romex in metal studs  
NonLinearLoad  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 53
McHenry, IL. USA
Our supply house locally doesn't carry in stock stud bushings, yet a quick trip to a Home Depot can give satisfying results.

[This message has been edited by NonLinearLoad (edited 03-24-2002).]


#8481 - 03/24/02 01:54 PM Re: Romex in metal studs  
golf junkie  Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 507
York, NE
"a quick trip to a Home Depot ."


There is no such thing! [Linked Image]

GJ


#8482 - 03/25/02 10:42 PM Re: Romex in metal studs  
Sparks30  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 125
Connecticut.usa
I would go with the MC. By the time you punch hole, install the bushings and replace all the messed up romex. The MC would be cheaper.



Member Spotlight
richard
richard
L.I. New York
Posts: 94
Joined: August 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7891 MB (Peak: 0.9501 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-29 19:05:41 UTC