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I'll break the ice, I want to see some resi rough work other than my own
 

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I'll break the ice, I want to see some resi rough work other than my own
Thanks for posting the pics Doc, braver than most on here.

Love your pictures of the loop method that you have talked about before.

When you do the loop method do you fold the NM over before pushing it through the knockout or feed it in then back out?
 

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Thanks for posting the pics Doc, braver than most on here.

Love your pictures of the loop method that you have talked about before.

When you do the loop method do you fold the NM over before pushing it through the knockout or feed it in then back out?
Yes, folded, striped before entered.
 
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Never tried that loop-through method. How long does it take you to strip and terminate compared to feed-through?
Less time, I use a method of drilling all my holes down, drilling angles between them from the floor below or using the plate and header, pulling the ckt thru the run , starting at the end from below, pushing a guestimated folded end up the hole and work my way back to the first box/hr. It takes me about 3 hours to drill, run and terminate the second floor of a 3 bdrm house. The time it really saves is on the final. It also cuts down on wire, that particular job used 300' of 14/2 to cover all the 2 nd floor outlets. For the whole house my wire total was 1750' 14/2, 600' 12/2, 400' 14/3. The HO did add 20 hihats, bath fans and a few optional circuits.
 
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I found the loop method interesting and I suppose it offers some terrific reliability with no splices. What about the labor? it seems it would take more time to strip off the jacket and bare the conductors?
Bottom photo would fail for running on the sill plate if any drywall was installed later. I would want to see no more than 3 -2 wire cable bundled or derate them. any cable susceptable to nailing must be back 1 1/4" or 32MM away from the face of the studs so that means in the structure.
 

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This was nice, started as a code rough, Future HO added hats, UC lighting, ex fans and additional ckts as well as a full media system and speakers, sub woofers thru out .
 
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