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DPH
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

Ernie_Fergler
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.:cool:

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

Thank you for the help.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: adding new outlet: how to secure wiring inside wall
DPH wrote:

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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