ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Recent Posts
A 5-20(20a) receptacle is legal on a 15a circuit?
by libellis - 10/10/21 12:46 PM
GFCI's pops in large numbers
by dsk - 10/07/21 03:46 PM
Backup Generator Done Right
by timmp - 10/06/21 02:07 PM
How's all our Non-US folks doing?
by dsk - 09/30/21 05:06 AM
Well I am back to stay (nearly 6 years)
by Bill Addiss - 09/26/21 11:09 PM
New in the Gallery:
240/208 to a house
240/208 to a house
by wa2ise, October 9
Now you know.
Now you know.
by Tom_Horne, September 7
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 5 guests, and 23 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 32
Basic Q. What are the code requirements for stapling the subfeed close to the service gear near the service for a multi family housing unit? I think it is 12" , agree? disagree? Thanx, Brian!

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
Nothing listed specifically under SE/USE Cables, but here's something you might find useful...

From the '96 NEC

300.11. Securing and Supporting.

Secured in Place.
Raceways, cable assemblies, boxes, cabinets, and fittings shall be securely fastened in place...

In addition, Art. 338 (SE/USE cable) & 230 (Services) have references to "Protection from physical damage" of conductors, by the use of conduit (NM or metal).

I hate to fall back on the old saw, but...

When in doubt, ask your AHJ!

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 558
Take a look at 338.10(B)(4)(a) and 334.30


Curt Swartz
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
Re-reviewed my '96... 230-51 states SE cable must be supported by straps of other approved means within 12" of every service head, gooseneck, or connection to a raceway or enclosure, and at intervals not exceeding 30"

Link Copied to Clipboard

Tools for Electricians
Tools for Electricians

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Member Spotlight
CA, Inland Empire
Posts: 43
Joined: September 2013
Top Posters(30 Days)
dsk 5
Popular Topics(Views)
284,541 Are you busy
217,274 Re: Forum
203,620 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5