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seaneys
07-30-2007, 09:53 PM
Hello,

I'm using quite a bit of 1/2" flex as I wire my addition and rewire my basement. I really like to use flex, it is pricey, but I find it much easier than bending conduit (I need pre practice).

For the life of me, I can not find straps for 1/2" flex. I've checked online as well as the large box stores.

Is there an alternative strap that meets code for 1/2" Flex?

Thanks,
Steve

jbfan74
07-31-2007, 06:15 AM
Buy straps for 1/2 heavy wall pipe and it will fit the flex.

snafflekid
07-31-2007, 10:16 AM
Is there a reason for not using MC?

jwelectric
07-31-2007, 11:36 AM
bailing twine

jbfan74
07-31-2007, 12:13 PM
bailing twine
Come on Mike. This might be a city fella, and he might not know what bailing twine is!:D

CHH
07-31-2007, 02:15 PM
I thought the use of bailing twine was only code compliant in states west of the Mississippi and east of the Rockies...

seaneys
08-01-2007, 07:49 PM
East of the Mississippi we have to use clothesline.

seaneys
08-01-2007, 07:50 PM
Try and explain that one to the inspector.

jwelectric
08-01-2007, 07:53 PM
Try and explain that one to the inspector.
356.30 Securing and Supporting.
Type LFNC-B shall be securely fastened and supported in accordance with one of the following:
(1) Where installed in lengths exceeding 1.8 m (6 ft), the conduit shall be securely fastened at intervals not exceeding 900 mm (3 ft) and within 300 mm (12 in.) on each side of every outlet box, junction box, cabinet, or fitting.

I don't see where any one thing is required so why not use duck tape?

CHH
08-01-2007, 09:50 PM
Maybe 'cause the duck's complain about using their tape without permission?