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#50527 04/05/05 09:03 AM
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How do you comply with the code (314.17cx)when your installing a plastic device box in a concealed wall. I am not aware of a cable clamp for these types of boxes and how are you going to secure the romex 8 inches inside the wall? Is there a staple gun big enough for this? How do others handle comply with this?

#50528 04/05/05 09:47 AM
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Old work that is "fished" is considered supported. There are old work boxes available with integral clamps. I've used the plastic boxes and have never had an objection.

#50529 04/05/05 11:10 AM
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What about a light switch 48" from floor and you use a box with the built in clamp, your still required to have cable stapled to stud aren't you?

#50530 04/05/05 02:51 PM
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Not if it's old work and cable was fished.

#50531 04/05/05 07:35 PM
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See 334.30(B)(1)

#50532 04/05/05 09:45 PM
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Thanks, I looked for a while trying to find a code that dealt with this issue and couldn't find anything. Whats the secret to locating applicable codes for a given situation?

#50533 04/05/05 10:12 PM
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No secret. 600+ hours of code classes and a couple decades of referencing the book helps though.

#50534 04/05/05 10:15 PM
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"Whats the secret to locating applicable codes for a given situation?"

How much time you got?

Seachable CD works well.... And those memorable "wake-up calls" from inspections that went bad when I started out.


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
#50535 04/06/05 12:09 AM
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Four little words...

National Electrical Code Handbook.

It's the full text of the Code, with additional info giving examples and explanations of many of the FPN's.

It's not cheap...but it's worth every penny.

(Actually, buying the "pocket" Code book and the Handbook at the same time saves about 15% over separate purchase price.) [Linked Image]

#50536 04/06/05 12:47 AM
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huh, didnt you have to take a test for lic.? and renew it every couple of years? I fint reading the post on here and looking up the question in the code book something to do, and dont just stop at first thing you find unless you all ready pretty postive from exsperience, keep looking for exceptions!!!

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