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. Berry project 004

Next the wire is stripped and in this case the ends are bent to be applied to the receptacle. Berry project 005

Attaching the electric lines Berry project 006 Berry project 010

Wires are attached and just apply the screws to hold it into the box. Berry project 012

Now to the panel box and a wire clamp is attached to the panel and the wire is passed through that and secured. Berry project 018

Attaching the ground and white neutral line to the panel. Berry project 022

The black line, which is always a hot line, is attached to the terminal on the breaker. Berry project 023

Pop the breaker into the slot and done- power! Berry project 024

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

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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