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So, long story short im using a PowerBridge behind my wall to clean up my power cables. The thing is that this cable needs to be routed behind the wall to keep it safely away from the gas fireplace box, there is plenty of room and some studs to attach too.

The issue is i have no real way to attach the wire to the studs, i can get my staple gun in the hole i have made for the 2 face plates, but i cant actually see where im stapling and lining it up to be perfect and not shooting a staple through the power cable and ruining the entire length just doesnt seem feasible, or smart for that matter as it would be hard to see.

So what i had thought instead, is to hand screw a few eye bolts into the stud, and pull my power cable through those to pull the cord away from the wall. I cant see why this would be against code or any different than stapling....but cant find any info online. Hoping some of you electricians or others more versed might have insight. Its for Oregon.
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sounds fine but that is just an opinion
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It's not 'to code' but I think most people would choose that.

If you can get a drill/driver through the hole you could blindly attach a red Gardner Bender cable stacker with a screw, but it may take 15-20 tries, lots of swearing, and many lost screws.

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Maybe you could attach the cable stacker to a stud with a screw eye...

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I think most retrofit Romex runs aren't fastened to studs.

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The eye hook idea seems to not work as well as i had hoped, for one i cant get a drill in to predrill into the stud...and hand screwing an eye screw into a 2x4 is just not happening.

I like the idea of that QuickTye, just wish there was a way to get it locally.

Ive found that i can however screw the eye bolt into the drywall from the backside, as long as i dont go the whole way through. But the power cable is so rigid, even though flexible and it keeps ripping the thing out when i try to move the cable around ...
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How about gluing (Liquid Nails) a cable stacker to a stud, and then adding a screw?

Use tape to hold it in place while the glue dries.

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