Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cruso n.c. in the Blue Ridge
So how does a zip tie secure a wire to a stud unless going around the entire stud? If doing that, the cost of the zip ties exceeds vastly that of a wire staple. 200-500+ adds up in cost. Do a few houses and the added cost comes out of your pocket. Also the zip tie doesn't secure the wire to the center of the stud, (which is code so as to not easily run screws and nails through the wire).
Your trying to reinvent the wheel. If there was a cost and time saving method, I'm sure with all of the electrical projects done in past decades, someone would have done so already.
I also agree, the one thing you don't want to do is raise the eyebrow of the code inspector. I used to be one.
I was the Building Commish for a town of 8000 residents. In my case I would bend over backwards to help the homeowner. After all, I worked for them. Their tax dollars paid my salary. On hired contractors I was critical. After all, the homeowner (who was my responsibility) was paying to have things done right.
Still, most inspectors weren't/aren't like I was. Most just go strictly by the book and only understand and approve normal practices. Throw something unique and different at them, they start scrutinizing everything.
So why raise that eyebrow?