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jmac 11-27-2009 05:42 PM

Breaker panel install
I've just installed a 100 Amp panel in between the 2 x 4 studs in my garage wall to run power up to the 2nd floor where I'm creating an apartment. I plan to run the wiring up from the top of the box. should I put in some 2 x cleats above the panel to staple the romex to so that the cable stays in the center of the cavity?

Johnboy555 11-27-2009 08:37 PM

I wouldn't think that would be necessary. It can't be more than 4' to the ceiling, probably more like 2'. Just attach them to the upstairs studs.

kok328 11-28-2009 08:38 AM

Yes but, not necessarily for the reason you stated.

joe cool 11-29-2009 01:55 AM

Keep your cables separated. If you bundle them you are not allowed to pull the full capacity of current through them.

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