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Old 04-10-2015, 01:48 AM   #21
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Don't run wire in tight spaces, problem solved.
you think they like running wire in tight spots? haha

my finger nail still grows funny from smashing it stapling in a small corner. Almost lost my nail but i used 1/16 drill bit to relieve the pressure .

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Old 04-10-2015, 09:49 AM   #22
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I was going to drop some serious electrician magical wisdom today, but GettingBy beat me to the punch. A big set of channel locks does the trick. Just don't slip and mash the romex.

Apparently this isn't a new trick either - I've seen channel lock grooves on studs in demo'd walls from 65 years ago.

If it's a doubled up stud, then the tie-wraps with screw holes work well.
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My electrician uses cable stackers with the nail offset at an angle so he can nail it from the front.
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outdoor? trellis? With stapled romex? (interesting). Your the sparky!

Anyways, for staples in tight areas, I use a super long needle nose pliers try to press in place, and then use the (yep) channel lock to beat it into position. But I beat on the pliers, not the staple itself, to prevent deformity.
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outdoor? trellis? With stapled romex? (interesting). Your the sparky!

Anyways, for staples in tight areas, I use a super long needle nose pliers try to press in place, and then use the (yep) channel lock to beat it into position. But I beat on the pliers, not the staple itself, to prevent deformity.
This was few months ago. The romex was direct burial romex. We ran conduit as far as we could. Two 2 x 6's with a 2 x 4 between them. That means a 3 1/2 in +/- space between the two edges. The romex had to be up in the "trough" as high as possible. No marks on the white painted wood and no "misses" with a hammer.

The MC or similar strap would have worked. As it was, I used UV resistant zip ties with eyelets to get it up there and out of sight (for the most part).
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:32 AM   #26
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My father in law was cleaning out his basemen a while ago. Gave me one of those h.o. Craftsman battery nailers. I actually used it yesterday in a tight spot. Worked good.

The channel locks is a trick I will use in the future.
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Banging in staples with pliers is the only way I've ever put em in.

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