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stapling romex #21213
01/28/03 11:09 PM
01/28/03 11:09 PM
big lug  Offline OP
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Joined: Jan 2003
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Fidelity,Illinois,United State...
How far apart do you staple romex. I'm rewiring my house and was needing some advice. Thanks in advance.

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Re: stapling romex #21214
01/28/03 11:15 PM
01/28/03 11:15 PM
iwire  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Within 12" of the box and every 54" after that.

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Re: stapling romex #21215
01/29/03 06:12 AM
01/29/03 06:12 AM
sparky  Online Content
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,342
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.

Re: stapling romex #21216
01/29/03 08:00 AM
01/29/03 08:00 AM
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
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).]

Re: stapling romex #21217
01/29/03 07:35 PM
01/29/03 07:35 PM
spyder  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 210
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...

Re: stapling romex #21218
01/29/03 08:54 PM
01/29/03 08:54 PM
George  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 375
4' works nicely with usual stud spacing and plywood sizes.


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