When Staples Won't Work...

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

  1. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    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

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    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.
  3. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    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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