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Old 06-13-2016, 05:45 PM   #1
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What are you guys using for 14/3 NMD cable? I think the manufacturer requires S2 staple, is this being required by your local AHJ?
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S-2 or else,they watch for that like a hawk.
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S-2 or else,they watch for that like a hawk.
I just looked at the package insert on these
http://www.idealindustries.ca/produc...=cable_staples

14/2 14/3 12/ 2 12/3

I think the 2 nail metal ones are the same

I havent used a s1 s2 s3 for 30 plus years
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I just looked at the package insert on these
http://www.idealindustries.ca/produc...=cable_staples

14/2 14/3 12/ 2 12/3

I think the 2 nail metal ones are the same

I havent used a s1 s2 s3 for 30 plus years
Those 2 nail ones are a PITA. Take too long to use
However in an older house with old growth Fir, they are the only staple that you can drive in
S1 etc will bend
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2 nail nylon staples, cheaper than s1/s2 here, and they do way more range of cables. Also dont damage the sheath if you give a tug to gain an inch here or there. Also only need to carry one size of staple for just about everything. Metal staples are for old dogs, cant stand them.
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S-2 or else,they watch for that like a hawk.
Here too. If the package or the manufacturer's sheet doesn't specifically say you can use them with that size and conductor count of NM then you can't use them.
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My thought on staples is: No need to pound them in till the cable is
compressed. Couple of taps with hammer will do it. Nice and loose,
just like when the cable runs through a drilled stud. That staple might
need to be removed in 5 minutes or in 50 years, either way, it can do
it's job and still be easy to remove.
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My thought on staples is: No need to pound them in till the cable is
compressed. Couple of taps with hammer will do it. Nice and loose,
just like when the cable runs through a drilled stud. That staple might
need to be removed in 5 minutes or in 50 years, either way, it can do
it's job and still be easy to remove.
Tight is over rated.
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Actually, the Rule regarding staples was revised years ago. Wording was changed from "secure" to "support". Allowing a more common sense approach to stapling cables.

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Do not use too many, as above said, sometime you need remove it in 5 minutes, most time in 50 years



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2 nail nylon staples, cheaper than s1/s2 here, and they do way more range of cables. Also dont damage the sheath if you give a tug to gain an inch here or there. Also only need to carry one size of staple for just about everything. Metal staples are for old dogs, cant stand them.
Agreed. Like these much better. Can tension them up to hold cables up from sagging and looking like ****.
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