House Outlet Wiring Diagram Collection.
Failing to take the correct precautions or to use the right tools can put you and your family in danger. Common risks include electrocution and possible electrical open fire.
House Outlet Wiring Diagram
Confident that you know very well what you’re doing? Be sure to keep these protection tips in mind to avoid hazards during your home wiring project.
1. Energy Off
Guarantee the energy is off at the breaker prior to starting and use a voltage tester to verify that cables and/or electrical connections are completely dead before you start working on them. Make sure everyone at home is aware that electrical work is going on. Tape the circuit breaker into the off position.
2. Be Careful What You Touch
Never touch plumbing or fuel pipes while working together with electricity they are often used to ground electrical systems.
3. Make use of the Proper Tools
Before starting, make sure you have an idea in place as to what outlets, changes and fixtures will be involved in your project. Make sure you have all the appropriate tools, including but not limited to: needlenose pliers, wire cutters, cable & line stripper, fish & colored tape, volts tester, continuity specialist, electric & rightangle drill. You may be able to rent some of this equipment from the local hardware store.
4. Buy The Right Components
In case you are installing new receptacles make certain the new ones match the electrical wiring in your home. A AL-CU seal of approval means you can use it on aluminum and copper wiring. If it is unmarked or there is a reduce through the 'S if should only be used on copper wiring.
5. Include A Junction Box
Never splice wire connections together and cover up them within a wall without a verse box — an accessible junction container should always be used to join wires.
6. Replace Old Wiring That will Shows Signs Of Deterioration or Fraying
7. Fix Fuse and Breaker Problems
8. Don’t Overload.
Overloaded outlets or file format cords can create a fire hazard.
If in doubt, seek advice from reveal reference publication or find a professional to do the work. Even if you think you obtained the project right, one mistake could leave a possible fire hazard stalking in your surfaces. A reputable electrical contractor understands all aspects of home wiring and could be able to wire your home safely in less time than it takes one to learn.