Electrical Outlet Installation
Installing an electrical outlet is on the simpler end of the scale as far as electrical work goes, but it’s still a good idea to have a professional do the job if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Whether you’re replacing an existing receptacle, running new circuits, or extending the existing ones, always be sure that the job is done the right way.
The tips listed here are not meant to instruct you on how to do the job so much as gauge whether or not you understand what you’re doing:
- Gather Tools and Supplies
- Turn off the Power, Test for Power
- Prepare the Cables
- Strip the Wires
- Attach the Pigtail Wires
- Connect the Ground Wire to the Receptacle
- Attach the Neutral and Hot Wires to the Receptacle
- Attach the Receptacle to the Box
- Attach the Cover Plate
If you’re not sure what’s involved in any of these steps, consider instead calling Nipper Electric to perform the task for you. After all, better safe than sorry.