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Old 03-26-2018, 01:22 AM   #1
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I gave two bags to my new buddies from some data wiring company. They never heard of such an animal as a plenum rated tie wrap. Usually the data guys think they are the most informed and intelligent people on any job site. YEAH BABY!
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Old 03-26-2018, 01:40 AM   #2
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Most all of the 3m cable ties are plenum rated.
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When I run cables thru ceilings usually I just use bridle hooks hanging off of 1/4" drop anchors. But the red ones from Dotie are nice cause any inspection is pass /fail within the first ten feet of the entry door anyway. If the inspector likes what he is seeing in the first ten feet you are usually in good shape. And bridle hooks or j-hooks are just the ticket. But I keep a couple of bags of those tie wraps with me in the van as well.
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I used either 3M or Dottie or other depending where I get it from.

but I save at least one packing so my inspectors sometime asked me to show it what it is on the system.

but yes Red or Orange Plenum rated ziptie is common around here. If ya get black one you can get nailed from inspectors if you are not aware of it.
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I have also used the hooks
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For the amount of cables we normally run together we stick with rings or hooks have never been asked for the cable ties
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Yep, and plenum rated cable too.
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I generally see purple plenum rated zip ties. Blue x-ray detectable zip ties, and black UV resistant zip ties.
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As @ppsh said, most of the 3M are now plenum rated - did not used to be this way, I used to get blue ones and they were expensive. Now I just buy black 3M ones, plenum and UV rated, good quality too.

There are a couple AHJs here that have infamously been nitpicky over this and caused a lot of trouble and expense. In one case plenum rated wasn't even legitimately required.
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Had the plenum rated one on the truck since they were first in the specs of a laboratory job.

So much easier on the fingers than the aluminum ones.
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I generally see purple plenum rated zip ties. Blue x-ray detectable zip ties, and black UV resistant zip ties.

we use tefzel zip ties for places within side the reactor buildings here at the nuke plant...tefzels without the metal clips..
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