To pull wire through an electrical conduit with an existing pull wire, make a loop in the pull wire, attach the new wire, and have an assistant pull the wires while you lubricate them. The supplies you need are a wire spool, tape, lubricant and a cable puller.Know More
Examine the conduit, and choose a pull wire that is unconnected at the conduit opening. Make a small loop in the free end of the pull wire, and secure it with electrical tape.
Set the wire spool at the conduit opening, and thread several inches of wire through the loop in the pull wire. Bend the end of the new wire into a loop, and tape it around the pull wire loop. Lubricate the interlocking loops and several inches of the new wire. Make sure that the wire spool is directly in front of the conduit and that the wire unrolls easily when pulled.
Have your assistant slowly draw the pull wire through the conduit several inches at a time. When your assistant stops pulling, lubricate the section of wire about to enter the conduit. When the lubricated section of the wire reaches your assistant, use a cable puller to tug on the remaining wire.
To wire a basic light switch, turn off the power to the switch at the breaker, pull the wires to the switch out of the wall, connect the wires to the screws on the sides of the switch, and screw them down with a slotted screwdriver. Finally, test the switch.Full Answer >
To install a GFCI plug, ensure the power is off, remove the existing unit from the electrical box, and disconnect the wires from the receptacle. Then match wires to the appropriate screw, push the outlet into the box, and attach the cover.Full Answer >
To wire a two-gang switch, join the live wires with a single connector, repeat the same for the black and ground wires, and attach the wires to their respective terminals in the switch. Before you begin, disconnect the power supply to the room to avoid electrocution.Full Answer >
To wire a toggle switch, shut off the power, drill a hole for the toggle switch, cut the wires, twist the matching ones together, and solder the wires. You need a soldering iron, a power drill, diagonal cutters, wire nuts and wire strippers.Full Answer >