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Romex in metal studs #8475
03/23/02 01:45 AM
03/23/02 01:45 AM
aldav53  Offline OP
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.

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

Re: Romex in metal studs #8477
03/23/02 05:12 AM
03/23/02 05:12 AM
sparky  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,371
are there grommets made to fit the existing stud holes??

Re: Romex in metal studs #8478
03/23/02 09:38 AM
03/23/02 09:38 AM
ElectricAL  Offline
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.


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Re: Romex in metal studs #8479
03/23/02 11:09 AM
03/23/02 11:09 AM
electrician02125  Offline
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 ?

Re: Romex in metal studs #8480
03/24/02 01:52 AM
03/24/02 01:52 AM
NonLinearLoad  Offline
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).]

Re: Romex in metal studs #8481
03/24/02 12:54 PM
03/24/02 12:54 PM
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Posts: 507
York, NE
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Re: Romex in metal studs #8482
03/25/02 09:42 PM
03/25/02 09:42 PM
Sparks30  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 125
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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