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How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 9- “Cutting in”

At this point in our process all the wire in the house should be pulled. All that remains for us to do it land and the wires in the appropriate boxes, install our electrical panel, and “cut in” i.e. strip…..

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How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 9- “Cutting in”

At this point in our process all the wire in the house should be pulled. All that remains for us to do it land and the wires in the appropriate boxes, install our electrical panel, and “cut in” i.e. strip…..

How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 8- Pulling wires

Okay it is finally time to start installing the actual electrical wiring in our home. We have spent 7 chapters in preparation for this moment, but don’t worry we are very close to the finish line. If you have followed…..

How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 7- Preparing to pull wires

At this point all the boxes and rough in can housing have been installed in the house and all the circuits for the house are ready to be mapped out. If any boxed has not been installed I recommend doing…..

How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 6- Branch Circuits

Now that we have gone over panel location we can begin addressing the branch circuits in the home, (a branch circuit is any circuit that ends at a point of use). Again we be going over code requirement and best…..

How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 5-Panel Location

Now that we have established what gauge wire we will be using for the house we can delve into laying out the circuits for the home. The following information will be a combination of code requirements and what I consider…..

How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 4-Wiring

The previous three chapters of our blog series on how to wire a house focused on laying out the devices in our house and installing the appropriate devices. In this chapter we will be discussing laying out our circuits in…..

How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 3-Boxes

          Now that the house has been laid out and we know where all our outlets, switches, and light fixtures are located it is time to install the boxes for the electrical rough in. In this…..

How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 2-Device placement.

In this second chapter in our ongoing series on how to wire a house from start to finish, we will be addressing the placement of electrical devices. Before you begin placing outlet, switches, and lights where you want them in…..

How to Wire a Home from Start to Finish, Chapter 1-Temp Poles, How to Guide

Temporary Meter centers I would not recommend undertaking doing all the electrical wiring of your home or a renovation project unless you are either a licensed electrician or have a good background in the electrical field. Most people who undertake…..

What to do with 2 prong outlets

If your home was built in the mid-1960s or earlier then it was most likely wired with ungrounded conductors. Prior to the mid-1960s all building wire only 2 wires, the hot and neutral conductor. In the mid-1960s a third wire,…..