Looking for advise on a acceptable method to secure wire runs for
indoor residential 120/15A or 120/20A wiring. This is in Ottawa
I really rather shun the idea of using a staple gun to secure the wire.
I also have to assume there is still a requirement to secure
electrical runs for outlets and lights in residential as there is in
Never heard of using a staple gun?
There are a variety of staples for securing electrical wire. The most
common are wire staples. Another kind has a plastic body with nails on the
ends. In either case they are banged on with a hammer.
After working a year or so with volunteers at Habitat For Humanity, I
find 3M Stak-IT's (we call "stackers") are great. You can add later
runs, and should someone mess up, removing and rerunning cables is
less of a hassle, compared to staples.
Note, I only deal with the NEC, but a lot of commercial cases NM-B
("Romex") is not allowed. Because of this, the supporting and
securing methods are based on the wire cable types, not the end users.
hth, and remember to follow all codes, especially the requirement for
only qualified personnel working on electricity.
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