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    Default adding new outlet: how to secure wiring inside wall

    I would like to add another outlet to a bedroom. I have access in the attic above to a junction box. It's my understanding that wiring needs to be secured to the studs every 6 feet. Is it necessary to cut a hole part way down in the wall to allow me to secure the new wiring to the stud?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: adding new outlet: how to secure wiring inside wall

    True, in new construction Romex must be secured every 4' 6", and within 12' of said outlet box. {NEC334.30**
    But in your case it is an allowable practice to allow the Romex to dangle in the cavity. Just do not remove built-in cable clamps in the new outlet box.
    I have never noticed a NEC code requirement in this instance. Nor have I ever been cited for not finding a way to attach Romex in these old work situations.
    Last edited by Ernie_Fergler; 02-12-2010 at 02:45 PM. Reason: spellin, of course

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    Default Re: adding new outlet: how to secure wiring inside wall

    Thank you for the help.

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    Default Re: adding new outlet: how to secure wiring inside wall

    Quote Originally Posted by DPH View Post
    Thank you for the help.
    Anytime.
    One or two on this board might disagree with the post, but then it is the net.

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