Cable Strapping and Wiring Methods
How to Strap Electrical Wire and Cable: As the cable passes through holes in the framing it does not need to be supported, only as the cable runs parallel with the framing will the strapping be required.
Installing and Strapping Electrical Wire
Electrical Question: When strapping wire it must be strapped every 4 feet or so and withing 1 foot of boxes, but do I need to strap it at 4 foot intervals as it runs through the holes in the studs?
This electrical wiring question came from: Janice, a Homeowner from Duluth, MN.
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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Janice.
How to Strap Electrical Wire and Cable
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.
- Janice, as the cable passes through holes in the framing it does not need to be supported, only as the cable runs parallel with the wood framing will the strapping be required.
The Following Resources will assist you with Electrical Wire and Cable
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Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.
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This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
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