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Coda24
How to hang wires in a concrete Garage?

Hello,

I recently installed a Garage Door opener in our all concrete garage. I used concrete anchors for the motor unit itself, but I'm not sure on what to do with the wires that go to the sensors and key pad? Of, for that matter, the extension cord. How do I adhere these to the concrete walls? In my old dry-wall house, I would just staple the wire to the wall. Of course that doesn't work here:confused:

Are there any glues or fasteners than don't require me drilling into the concrete?

Thanks,
Rich

bsum1
Re: How to hang wires in a concrete Garage?

Pick up some cable clamps somthing like the metal ones here
http://cableorganizer.com/cable-clamps/
As far as securing them drill some small holes and use concrete screws.

Cougars1996
Re: How to hang wires in a concrete Garage?

I had the same problem in my newly finished garage. I did not want little staple holes all over the 5/8" drywall. i went to my local hardware store and bought wire clips. These are white plastic, with a backing material like double sided tape. I put them on the drywall (should work on concrete), then put the wires in the little clamps and tightened them down.

Radioshack, Lowes, HomeDepot, AceHardware, etc. all have these clips.

John.

djohns
Re: How to hang wires in a concrete Garage?

Those self stick clamps need a little dab of RTV Silicone to help them stick longer . :)

canuk
Re: How to hang wires in a concrete Garage?
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Those self stick clamps need a little dab of RTV Silicone to help them stick longer .

Got that right ,,,, the adhesive backed stuff dries out and always lets go .... besides i don't find they stick to concrete worth a darn.

Blue RidgeParkway
Re: How to hang wires in a concrete Garage?

i'd use conduit in the garage. then attach conduit hanger brackets. you install an electrical box with grounded receptacle and cover on the ceiling not supposed to use an extension cord for a permanent install like a garage door opener.

a possible alternative to pre-drilling for epoxy or expanding concrete fasteners might be cartridge driven fasteners. i wouldn't recommend that in vintage concrete or hollow block 1902 house in NJ from your other posts.

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