- Electrical staples - it is easier to staple 1 wire at a time. It seems that 2 wires at a time are faster - but stapling takes no time and the arranging 2 wires in a pair and holding as a pair appears to take more effort than stapling one and being done with it. Second one can be stapled on top for space considerations. Staples are cheap (3 cents) so the cost pr long house side run (32') is only 50 cents if stapled every 2 feet. Lesson: just use more staples and be done with it.