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Missing Cable Clamp

June 13, 2011

This particular electrical box is missing one important part. There is suppose to be a side clamp that protects the cable. Without the clamp the cable may move or wear away the protective plastic shield covering and then short out or cause a fire.

The side piece could either be an actual clamp that screws down on to the cable, or a plastic cap that holds the cable in place without rubbing on the metal.

A help also is that the wiring coming into the box should also be stapled within 12 inches of the box - that will also prevent movement.

Also when done - do not forget the box cover.

Missing Cable Clamp