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#21213 - 01/29/03 12:09 AM stapling romex  
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How far apart do you staple romex. I'm rewiring my house and was needing some advice. Thanks in advance.


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#21214 - 01/29/03 12:15 AM Re: stapling romex  
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Within 12" of the box and every 54" after that.

2002 NEC 334.30


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#21215 - 01/29/03 07:12 AM Re: stapling romex  
sparky  Offline
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code aside,
i staple (insulated) single runs loosley, at every 2' or so. anything more than 2 runs and i use stackers.

the intervention of 'other trades' has intimidated me to this point.


#21216 - 01/29/03 09:00 AM Re: stapling romex  
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Keep in mind...
If you are using single-gang non-metallic boxes without internal clamps, you have to staple it within 8" of the box. 314.17 (C) ex. I like the stackers also. They make for a nice looking installation.

[This message has been edited by Redsy (edited 01-29-2003).]


#21217 - 01/29/03 08:35 PM Re: stapling romex  
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the minimums are with 8" of a NM box without clamps or 12" from a box with clamps and every 4 1/2 fett there after. Never staple on a twist, keep romex flat.

I once had a helper that could not grasp this concept so we had to go to stapling "hammer length apart", I kid you not...


#21218 - 01/29/03 09:54 PM Re: stapling romex  
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4' works nicely with usual stud spacing and plywood sizes.



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