When Staples Won't Work...

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by Verdeboy, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    I'm running some outdoor Romex (UL 12/2 UF-B) and I need to support it on some 4x4's that must be pressure treated. Some of the insulated wire staples I am using are just bending when I hammer them in. Is there an approved screw-type clamp for this situation or will any (appropriate-sized) nylon cable clamp be okay?
  2. Bassman

    Bassman DIY Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    Ventura, CA
    Unless you have many to hammer in, cheap and easy is to pre-drill for the staples. Only an extra couple of seconds for each.
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  4. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    Have you done that? It seems to me that for an overhead run, the staples would eventually start to pull out.
  5. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    Well, I bought some super heavy duty staples and hammered the heck out of them, and they didn't bend. Problem solved.
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