code on horizontal nailstops???

Old 03-17-04, 07:47 PM
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Question code on horizontal nailstops???

I am 99% ready for my ROUGH ELECTRICAL INSPECTION on
a new construction house in MICHIGAN. I know I need to put in nailstops (metal plates), I already put them over all of the top and bottom plates, do i have to put them over the wires that are run horizontal through the studs?

quick response would be appreciated

Old 03-17-04, 08:34 PM
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Remember that Code is a minimum.
The magic number is 1 1/4". If you have more than 1 1/4" of wood between the edge of the stud and your cable, then you don't need the nailplates.
Old 03-17-04, 10:15 PM
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Originally posted by P Michael
Remember that Code is a minimum.
Good point. I wouldn't hesitate to exceed code requirements in my own dwelling. Especially with the nail plates if I thought there was any chance a wire might pierce the cable.

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