Simple electrical wiring

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For most people electrical work is something that electrician’s do and that is probably a good idea. However it really isn’t as hard as it seems.

Here’s a plastic electrical box that has a yellow line coming out. As a side note wire that is yellow can have a 15 or 20 amp breaker at the panel box. White wire can only have a 15 amp breakers as the line isn’t capable of handling a 20 load. This particular outlet is for a refrigerator and is called a “dedicated line” meaning that the only load on it will be from the refrigerator.

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Next the wire is stripped and in this case the ends are bent to be applied to the receptacle.

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Attaching the electric lines

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Wires are attached and just apply the screws to hold it into the box.

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Now to the panel box and a wire clamp is attached to the panel and the wire is passed through that and secured.

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Attaching the ground and white neutral line to the panel.

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The black line, which is always a hot line, is attached to the terminal on the breaker.

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Pop the breaker into the slot and done- power!

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Again running electrical lines isn’t all the hard but I wouldn’t suggest that you even attempt it. Hire an electrician and make sure it gets done correctly and safely.

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About Todd Vendituoli -HomeCentrL

Todd Vendituoli has been a builder for almost 30 years with companies in Vermont and the Bahamas and HomeCentrl is an extension of those years of building experience highlighting everything about your home. I am presently working within the field of social media and using my years of construction and design knowledge to help others understand and use social media to enhance their businesses in a multitude of different ways. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and a variety of other social networks.
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