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#114913 - 07/19/03 11:36 AM Nailplating to the nth degree  
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Naturally, i think all sheetrockers are out to get me, this is just a stairway here, the rest of the residence has assumed similar armour.


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#114914 - 07/19/03 12:45 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree  
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Bangor Me. USA
Are those listed nail plates [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

#114915 - 07/19/03 01:24 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree  
NJwirenut  Offline
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Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
Are blank box covers listed for use as nailplates?

While I certainly cant see ANY conceivable hazard from their use, all it would take is one AHJ who wants to abandon common sense and insist on a listing.....

#114916 - 07/19/03 02:00 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree  
resqcapt19  Offline
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300.4(A)(1) does not require a listed plate. The code only requires that the plater be made of steel that is at least 1/16" thick. A blank cover meets this rule.


#114917 - 07/19/03 09:17 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree  
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Holden, MA USA
Wiring looks good but that is rediculous.

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#114918 - 07/19/03 09:34 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree  
spkjpr  Offline
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Posts: 218
Sedalia,MO, USA
Never had any trouble with the "rockers" but I have seen some tapers that should have been shot. Put in a couple of recpts for the trades to use in a house once and the tapers proceeded to fill all of them with mud,while they were HOT!

#114919 - 07/19/03 10:46 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree  
txsparky  Offline
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Posts: 552
Magnolia,.Texas U.S.A.
D**M ! Are these rockers using 8 penny sheetrock nails???? Do you spend more on 4 sq. blank covers than you do on devices?


#114920 - 07/19/03 11:08 PM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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I think I know those tapers. [Linked Image]

I've had the same thing happen a few times. If you're charging the GC extra for putting in "temporary" power/receptacles for the guys it doesn't seem to bother you as much.


If you don't leave those guys some wood to hit they might start using a Hilti. [Linked Image]


#114921 - 07/20/03 01:38 AM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree  
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Milwaukee, WI
This might explain those tapers:
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#114922 - 07/20/03 06:48 AM Re: Nailplating to the nth degree  
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this is a stressskin post & beam house, there are few 'open' walls to capatalize on, so the stairwell assumed the brunt of 1st to 2nd flr wiring.

the very same rockers screwed me on the last job, there's really no talking to those semi-bipedal knuclkedraggers yaknow [Linked Image]

I'll admit it rediuclous, but what's a few boxes of 4 sq covers?

It was worth the GC getting the point........

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