How do you run wires on top plate?

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Quote from Youtube video: In your attic use the spade bit to drill a hole through the top plate.

How many wires can you run through a hole in a stud?

The Answer. According to the National Electrical Code, you can have 4 12/2 nonmetallic sheathed cables through a single bored hole that is fire- or draft-stopped using thermal insulation, caulk, or sealing foam, or where proper spacing is not maintained for more that 24 in.

Can I use MC cable instead of conduit?

Type MC armored cable can be installed in cable tray, racks, hangers, or as a cost-effective replacement for conduit and wire where specified per the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Can you use flex connectors on MC cable?

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How big of a hole can you drill in a 2×4 top plate?

2. Drilling. Any stud may be bored or drilled, provided that the diameter of the resulting hole is no more than 60 percent of the stud width, the edge of the hole is no more than 5/8 inch (16 mm) to the edge of the stud, and the hole is not located in the same section as a cut or notch.

How do you run wires through studs?

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How many MC cables can be bundled together?


(a) Each cable cannot have more than three current-carrying conductors. (b) The conductors are No. 12 AWG copper minimum. (c) Not more than 20 current-carrying conductors are bundled, stacked, or supported in bridle rings.

How many wires can go through a 3/4 hole?

arichard21. my inspector told me that they must not take up more than 50% of the capacity of the hole, or 4 wires max through ANY size hole. he said 3 12-2 wires is pushing it for 3/4″, but is still okay.

Is MC cable better than Romex?

Safety: Compared to Romex, MC cable is safer to install due to its metallic sheath. This sheath helps protect against accidental shearing and penetration, reducing the risk for accidental wire exposure. Romex sheathing is easily penetrated or sheared, making it less safe unless run through protective conduit.

Can you use MC cable with plastic boxes?

Plastic or fiberglass electrical boxes aren’t designed to be used with MC cable. Even if you’re able to rig up a connection to a plastic box, you will fail the electrical inspection.

How far can you run MC cable?

6 feet

According to NEC Article 330.30, MC cable must be supported and secured at intervals of 6 feet or less (unless routed through a framing member) and cables containing four or fewer conductors sized no larger than 10 AWG must be secured within 12 inches of every termination.

Can you drill through a top plate?

Flex drill bit up from where ever you are running wire from exterior. They bend enough to feed up through the opening into wall cavity and drill up through the top plate from below.

How big of a hole Can I drill in a 2×4 stud?

Holes in bearing wall studs (exterior and interior walls that bear the weight of the roof and/or other stories above) may not exceed 40 percent of the width of the stud. Notches in bearing wall studs may not exceed 25 percent of the stud’s width. Holes in non-bearing walls can’t exceed 60 percent of their width.

How do I reinforce top plate?

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Quote from Youtube video: So first example here would be to simply nail a strap over the top plates to make the connection. And this here is a 12-inch strap you could always use smaller straps or longer straps.

Why use a double top plate?

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Do top plates need to be continuous?

Don’t Forget to Stagger the Joints in the Top Plates

It’s best to have one continuous top and tie plate, but that’s not possible on longer walls. When multiple plates are necessary, keep top plate end joints a minimum of 24 in. away from tie plate end joints. And keep end joints at least 24 in.

Do I need a double top plate for a shed?

A double top plate is a requirement when building larger garages or houses, but since most sheds don’t exceed 16 feet in any direction, you can skip the double top plate for a single, unbroken top plate.

Does a double top plate mean load bearing?

I know a double top plate usually means it’s load bearing, but parallel with trusses means it’s usually not load bearing.

How do you install a double top plate?

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