How Do I Hook up an Electrical Outlet?


To hook up an electric outlet. 1)TURN OFF POWER TO THE LINE by shutting it off at the circuit breaker. Test to make sure there is no power. 2) take the large wire and separate the inner 3 wires. Take the line that has no coating and attach it to the green grounding screw. Attach the white wire to the silver, neutral terminal screw. Connect the black wire to the gold, positive terminal. Screw the outlet into the box with connecting screws.
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1. Make sure the electricity is turned off. Do not start until you are absolutely sure the electricity is off at the outlet and circuit you're working on. If there is an existing
As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed. Before you do any work yourself
1. Turn the power off to the outlet that will be worked on by flipping the switch on the circuit breaker controlling power to that circuit. The home's breakers are installed in the
1. Turn off the power to the room you are working in via the fuse box or circuit breaker. 2. Remove the wall plate and existing receptacle if you are installing a replacement. If
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How to Hook Up an Electrical Outlet
Electricity powers everything from lights to laptops and appliances, so having an outlet close to where you want to "plug in" is essential. It's not too difficult to add or replace an outlet, and knowing the basics of how to hook up one up is a good... More »
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