Its common to install electrical wire in a two man configuration. The first step is to rough in the electrical wire, the second step is to go back and staple it all in for support.
With our handi-hoops product, we’ve found that electrical line runs can often be done with one person in a much more efficient fashion.
The first step with handi-hoops is to visualize and engineer your wiring run. What is the most efficient way for you to run your wire through the structure in the cleanest and least wasteful way. With open studs or posts, you can install handi-hoops to build a strong, secure channel in which to run your cable. Turns are managed easily by the hoops themselves, or you can provide extra support by running your cable through EMT with a Hoop on either end.
Once the channel has been laid throughout the structure, pulling your cable can be done by a single person. The kinks and friction associated with an unsupported cable run, make single man wiring installations very challenging, often damaging the cable. With a safe wiring channel provided by the Hoops, you can pull your cable safely and confidently throughout the home with a greatly reduced risk of damage to your cabling.
At $0.29/each in quantities of 800 or more, a typical low voltage install in a 2500 square foot home can be done with around 200 hoops for under $60. If you choose to use it as a positioning mechanism for line voltage installations as well, a case of 800 will fulfill all of your wiring needs in a full size home for just over $230. When you consider the time savings in labor expenses, from reducing the crew from two to one, for your wire pulls, and, the cost savings of avoiding damaged cable, the cost of the hoops more than justifies it in both telco hanging and line voltage positioning applications.