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Romex in metal studs #8475 03/23/02 02:45 AM
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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.


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Re: Romex in metal studs #8476 03/23/02 03:08 AM
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Dont know the area you are in but the supply house by me rents them.

Re: Romex in metal studs #8477 03/23/02 06:12 AM
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aldav53,
are there grommets made to fit the existing stud holes??

Re: Romex in metal studs #8478 03/23/02 10:38 AM
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Arlington Industries makes a METAL STUD BUSHING That fits a wide variety of standard metal stud openings.

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Re: Romex in metal studs #8479 03/23/02 12:09 PM
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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 ?

Re: Romex in metal studs #8480 03/24/02 02:52 AM
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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).]

Re: Romex in metal studs #8481 03/24/02 01:54 PM
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Re: Romex in metal studs #8482 03/25/02 10:42 PM
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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.


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