Romex / NM-B Straps with Screws


Old 11-23-20, 10:20 AM
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Romex / NM-B Straps with Screws


I'm running 10/3 and 12/2 ROMEX under the basement/crawlspace ceiling. It comes out of a subpanel through a 1" compression fitting and just 2 feet of 1" EMT to protect it as has to go under a support beam before it gets to the ceiling. My understanding is that NEC code allows a short run of conduit for NM-B if it needs protection. The 10/3 and 12/2 run inside the same 1" x 2' conduit.

Anyway, once I'm at the ceiling and out of the conduit, through an insulated compression fitting, I'm stapling the Romex to the ceiling for a 10 feet run until I get to the bore hole to the wall it's going to.

Here's my issue. There are no studs on the other side of the particular portion of ceiling I'm trying to nail the staples in, making it incredibly difficult to nail them in.

I'm trying to find strap that allow for screws and fit NMB wire like this. Screwing them it will be a heck of a lot easier than trying to nail them in.

I've found some like these from Halex, but they are meant for SE cable, so I have no idea if they'll fit these Romex wires. Do you guy know of any straps like these but for Romex in the sizes I need?
Old 11-23-20, 11:04 AM
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Yes, HD sells those one-hole straps that are sized for NM cable.

The NEC is pretty flexible on attachment methods, so a looser strap, zip tie, etc. can work too.
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