334.30 Securing and Supporting. Nonmetallic-sheathed cable shall be secured by staples, cable ties, straps, hangers, or similar fittings designed and installed so as not to damage the cable at intervals not exceeding 1.4 m (41/2 ft) and within 300 mm (12 in.) of every cabinet, box, or fitting. Flat cables shall not be stapled on edge.
Main Entry: 1strap Pronunciation: 'strap Function: noun Etymology: alteration of strop, from Middle English, band or loop of leather or rope, from Old English, thong for securing an oar, from Latin struppus band, strap, from Greek strophos twisted band, from strephein to twist
1 a : a narrow usually flat strip or thong of a flexible material and especially leather used for securing, holding together, or wrapping b : something made of a strap forming a loop <a boot strap> c : a strip of leather used for flogging d : STROP
NM looks like a strap to me.
Not saying I would do this, just saying I do not see it as the end of the world or a violation.
You can now start throwing rocks....
Bob Badger Construction & Maintenance Electrician Massachusetts
#109783 - 12/04/0509:31 AMRe: Supporting Romex with Romex
As Bob has mentioned, it is not pretty, but does seem to comply. When we see a method that may be unorthodoxed, that does not mean it is incorrect. The only issue is this method does seem to lead itself to the chance of bundling.
I also wonder about the use of the 1 1/4 fitting for all of the cables.
#109786 - 12/04/0510:16 PMRe: Supporting Romex with Romex
334.30 Securing & Supporting NM shall be...straps..., or similar fittings DESIGNED and installed... I do not believe NM cable is designed to support and especially secure NM cable. Also the multiple cables in one clamp may exceed the mfg. listing for that clamp. Junk looking work. Alan--
Alan-- If it was easy, anyone could do it.
#109790 - 12/06/0505:45 PMRe: Supporting Romex with Romex