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    • Purplepenguin88
    • By Purplepenguin88 17th Jul 17, 10:47 AM
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    Cable staples for electrical cable
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    • 17th Jul 17, 10:47 AM
    Cable staples for electrical cable 17th Jul 17 at 10:47 AM
    We have just moved into a house which is severely lacking in electrical sockets and the 1 double socket that does exist is invariably always in the worst possible location.
    We will get an electrician in to put in some extra sockets in pretty much every room in due course.

    In the interim we're using a couple of extension cables but it's not great having them trailing around the place.
    I was going to buy some of the cable tacks and fix them along the skirting board to tidy them up. But when the Virgin installer installed the box upstairs he used a cable staple gun which was a lot quicker solution.
    Is it possible to use these staples on electrical cables (approx 6-8mm?) and if so does anyone know which brand/type of staple & gun is best to get? Since we have this problem in every room except the kitchen it would be a LOT of the little plastic tacks to buy (and laboriously install!)

    Thanks
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    • rob7475
    • By rob7475 17th Jul 17, 11:13 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 11:13 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 11:13 AM
    something like this will do the job and this one comes with a pack of round staples.

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/3-in-1-staple-nail-gun-kit-a47qw
    • Purplepenguin88
    • By Purplepenguin88 17th Jul 17, 3:08 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:08 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:08 PM
    Thanks that's really helpful
    • stator
    • By stator 17th Jul 17, 3:30 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:30 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:30 PM
    Please don't use a staple gun on a mains cable.
    A VM RF cable is not as dangerous as a mains cable.
    Please do it by hand.
    Changing the world, one sarcastic comment at a time.
    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 17th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
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    • #5
    • 17th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:38 PM
    Please don't use a staple gun on a mains cable.
    A VM RF cable is not as dangerous as a mains cable.
    Please do it by hand.
    Originally posted by stator
    This!

    Please keep it safe people!
    • Purplepenguin88
    • By Purplepenguin88 17th Jul 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:51 PM
    OK, will do. I'm now off to find industrial quantities of the little clips!
    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 17th Jul 17, 4:05 PM
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    • #7
    • 17th Jul 17, 4:05 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 4:05 PM
    Screwfix sell packs of cable clips, but make sure you get the right size and shape (some clips are for flat cables and some are for round).
    • pmartin86
    • By pmartin86 17th Jul 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 7:33 PM
    You're seriously over-thinking this...

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/tower-round-cable-clips-6-7mm-white-pack-of-100/15636

    pack of those, and an all purpouse hammer and you'll be done.
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