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Old 11-07-2016, 12:29 AM   #41
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I catch one staple at the beginning of the run and pull romex right and hold it with my left. Push staple into wood so it doesn't fall out then hammer it in.

When I was a brand new apprentice we were roughing a 2 car garage. We had a dead short on the lighting circuit!!!! I drove a staple in so hard I broke 2 of the conductors .........
Good trick. Try that in my state, every piece of structural wood is pressure treated.
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Thanks everyone for replying, I'll keep practicing. Hopefully, after a few time of hammering into my fingers, I might get used to it.
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Young Padawan, Needle nose pliers till you develop the muscles properly.
This is the staple we're using: https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bende...=romex+staples

A needle nose plier? I mean HOW?
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It depending on what type of staples ya using.,,

needle nose or linesman will do the trick to get it start .,,

but once you know how to deal with staples in ceiling area espcally if going inverted postion aka upside down.,

one thing I useally do is lightly tap it just enough to hold it in place then pull the romex a little to tighten up or keep it straight while ya drive the staple in.
This is the staple we're using: https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bende...=romex+staples

What's your method?
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I try not to buy anything made by Gardner Bender , except I'm a fool for those cute emt benders with the bubble levels in them. I'm the same way for pony tails. And Filipina's .
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This is the staple we're using: https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bende...=romex+staples

A needle nose plier? I mean HOW?
You grab the staple across both legs above the cable with the pliers. You just need to use the pliers until the staple is set then you drive it home.

PS: Wow I didn't know they made a loomex staple without a shoulder.
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or at least an apprenticeship where we didn't wire residential with glorified extension cords. conduit will work in them walls.
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This is the staple we're using: https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bende...=romex+staples

What's your method?
i recommend looking for another contractor to work for if they use those staples on that flat extension cord, i mean romex.
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