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#80769 05/18/02 09:02 PM
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Can any one tell me the code article for using insulated staples. I had come across it at one time, now I can't find it.

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#80770 05/18/02 09:40 PM
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The NEC doesn't specify, however, local codes have been known to require them.

Wisconsin is one place that doesn't sell regular staples, and the plastic cable straps, which I consider to be far superior, are just now catching on here in WV. For the longest time, I was special ordering them.

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We use plastic "cable clips" here that are very similar to this one, except ours have a nail on only one side.

I like the look of that double-nail approach though; it's too easy for cables to pull out of our clips.


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