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5 Tips for basement electrical to pass inspection

I discuss when to use nail plates, how to properly staple wire out of the electrical box.

Tips:
1. Use electrical attachments on your electrical box
2. Staple wire 6 inches from the receptacle box
3. Tie wires together when you have many running the same direction
4. No outlets in the HVAC ducts
5. Use nail plates
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6 Comments

  1. Jolyon Welsh says:

    That's why they make romex cable stackers.

  2. jdubdoubleu says:

    Good to know. Thanks for making those mistakes for me. 🙂

  3. Mike Fox Renovations says:

    You can do the staples from any load 6-8 inches so it does not have to be exactly 6 inches… Looks good and I would have definitely tied all those wires together… Gives you less risk of them being punched… Just a precaution… Good work though man especially if your a homeowner and not a pro

  4. Caras Life on the Farm says:

    our basement is 1/3 finished. I cannot wait to get more done. you are doing great!

  5. Sig220Euro says:

    Awesome update! It's looking good. I hate wiring so big Kudos to ya for that. Did you have to put in any 220 run or just the 115? So looks like the next step for a lot of it is to hang your drywall?

    I don't know if you've done a lot of drywall or not, but in case you haven't, hanging it long way, 8' horizontal on the wall rather than 8 ' vertical makes things easier with less vertical joints to deal with. If you can get and handle 10' or 12' sheets go that way as it makes it go faster with less joints to finish. Sit down and figure out if you can do a mix of 12 and 8 to reduce joints.

    If you're dry walling the ceiling put it up first then just butt the upper wall sheets to that for a clean corner seam. If you have to cut any off to fit ceiling height, put the cut edge on the lower sheet to the bottom at the floor. That will give you mostly factory edges to tape and mud and the main seam will be 4 feet off the floor making it a bit easier to finish as you walk around. Also, look at using the powder mix joint compound instead of the premixed bucket stuff. If you use something like durabond 90 it will literally dry in a few hours. It depends how you mix it on how fast it goes off so don't mix up more than you can use at a time as it will set up fast on you. get one of those mixing paddles for you drill if you don't already have one. using the self mix, fast set mud can cut your mudding job from days or many weekends a day or weekend.

  6. Little Bean's Garden says:

    Great information 😊