How To Wire an Electrical Outlet
Do you need to repair, replace, or rewire an electrical outlet? If you own a home you may have to do this wiring a few times. Recently, Jeff from HomeRepairTutor.com was at a party and his friend asked him to do this tutorial. One of her outlets would not hold electrical plugs securely any more. So, Jeff decided to make this video to share some basic outlet wiring tips:
What you will see in this video…
⋄ Test your outlet with a circuit analyzer or receptacle analyzer before you turn the electricity off at the panel or fuse box. This tool that will tell you how your outlet is wired and if you should be aware of any wiring issues.
⋄ Next, you can turn off the power off at the circuit breaker or fuse box. Then, test that the power is off at the outlet by using a non-contact voltage tester. Press the voltage tester against every wire in the electrical box – do not assume that if it is off for one, it is off for all wires in that electrical outlet.
⋄ Remove the outlet from the electrical box.
⋄ Tip: You’d be surprised how many times the breaker that you thought goes to the electrical outlet you are working on does not actually go to that box (e.g. incorrect schematics at the breaker or fuse box).
⋄ For exact, step-by-step details on how to properly wire the electrical outlet, watch the video.
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