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Old 10-26-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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are any T50 staples listed for NM - if so which ones - if not flame the thread
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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are any T50 staples listed for NM - if so which ones - if not flame the thread
We have to use insulated staples and I have only seen them come in a box or 5 gal pail
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I have never seen a T50 staple for NM cable.

The only ones I have seen were dedicated NM staple guns.
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We have to use insulated staples and I have only seen them come in a box or 5 gal pail
Really? Where is this amendment? Most of the Island?
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Really? Where is this amendment? Most of the Island?
It is a town by town thing.. so I use them everywhere instead of carrying both types.

Southhampton now has their own EI Agency, but uses 2008 NEC.

They also mandate "truck registration" $150.00 first time and $75.00 yearly renewal.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:52 PM   #6
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It is a town by town thing.. so I use them everywhere instead of carrying both types.
Make complete sense.


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Southhampton now has their own EI Agency, but uses 2008 NEC.
Damn.
I hope my areas NEVER see the 2008 NEC in it's entirety.


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They also mandate "truck registration" $150.00 first time and $75.00 yearly renewal.
Figures for Southhampton.
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I’ve never heard of a T50 staple for NM either.

My state also requires insulated staples for NM cables sizes smaller than 8/3, but there is an exception for using uninsulated staples with listed staple guns, like the T75, which I own, but can’t stand.
I have a T59 which shoots UL listed insulated staples, but it is mostly for small round cables like CAT 5 and RG6/59 coax. They’re a little expensive though, so I generally just use the standard T25 with uninsulated staples.

I also have a DESA PowerFast StrapGun that shoots larger insulated staples for NM cables, but the staples are so expensive that I rarely use it. I recently noticed that GB has an insulated stapler for NM out now, but have never seen anyone using it.
I normally just buy buckets of 2500 or 5000 insulated #15 NM staples and use a hammer. IMO, they hold better and look neater for exposed work.

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I just bought one of the GB staplers. Seems to work fine and there are different sizes of staples, some for RG6 and CAT5 too. The only thing is the staple come out in a different location than the DESA. GB staples will not work in the DESA, about 1 hair too wide.

It seems like DESA has gone by the wayside and folded.
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T-50 staples are not wide enough for romex.
I use a T-25 for telco
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I also use the GB stapler. I save a tremendous amount of labor.
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