How to Install Electrical Outlets : Installing 15-amp & 20-amp Electrical Outlets

15-amp and 20-amp electrical outlets are installed differently. Learn how to install and wire a new electrical outlet with expert tips and advice on home imp…

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  1. crackakilla says:

    lmao, thats exactly what i thought, leave the wiring to us sparkys

  2. crackakilla says:

    lmao thats what i thought, leave the wiring to us sparkys

  3. harpoonflyby says:

    like we said, a moron. Leave the wiring to us

  4. heinj98 says:

    lol, my grandpa had started wiring his shed up years ago. He never
    finished, but he had most of it wired. To make it easier to run the wire, I
    drilled holes through the studs and such. Always wondered if that was a no,
    no, but I see that they’ve done that here. I’m no sparky, I’ve just taken
    an interest in learning about it.

  5. codemsan says:

    two things with this guy, one:it may be a little more expensive, but why
    not just wire your whole house with 20A service, so therse no questioning
    in later years and it raises property value…and second: what the deal
    with him putting plugs in upside down?!

  6. wattstopper101 says:

    I have been an electrician for over 16 years now and have to admit that
    this just confirms that the old saying ” Those who can’t teach and those
    who can cheat.”. I have seen your videos and I have to admit that you give
    my trade a bad name. Leave the electrical installations to us
    PROFESSIONALS. I hope that you are a better inspector than you are an
    electrician.

  7. jem1985 says:

    Bloody hell no wonder why our industry has gone to shit…. Now the home
    DIY guy can fit off his own house… Also, uhm, didnt see an earth on that
    GPO. Id never work with shit like that..

  8. jon de leon says:

    you sparkys have been electricuted once to many times…give the guy a
    break, he holds advance degrees in the field. What do you have sparkys?
    GED? Sparkys…stick your dicks into a wall outlet.

  9. rustico66 says:

    ok mr…than what?genius………..enstein

  10. jmgev says:

    plus two wires in one staple and it is not a 1.5 inches of the face the 2×4
    good job Dan!!!

  11. thegalster1888 says:

    15 amp and 20 amp circuits ? u never heard of a 32 amp ring main ?

  12. thegalster1888 says:

    anything over 13 amps should be fixed wiring , in uk the maximum a socket
    outlet is 13 amps r 3 amp depending on the fuse inside the plugtop

  13. studpuppy69 says:

    Home inspector is not a licensed electrician.

  14. Kristoffer Klasén says:

    In sweden we got 10amp for all normal circuits… but we got 230V as well.
    Also, we got a ground safe in our panel that protects all outlets.. if the
    panel is changed after year 2000.

  15. hymkr says:

    Someone asked why he puts the receptacles in upside down—in case you drop
    something on the plug of a light or something, the thing you dropped will
    hit the ground and not the hot side of the plug. Also, the very first post
    mentions this guy’s bio, which says he’s an engineer. That doesn’t impress
    me because most engineers I’ve worked with can’t do jack with their hands
    except screw it up! Leave the work to us pros. Any DIY’s out there should
    NOT watch these vids unless you like fires!

  16. kevinbeatzeus says:

    Shut up Drew! they need a new guy. this guy will catch your house on fire.

  17. TheLacavera says:

    expert village expert idiots

  18. hymkr says:

    @dtek420 No problem. It’s not NEC code to have the ground facing either way
    (but check your local codes) and there are good arguments for up or down. I
    usually install them up for the reason above. However, with it up if the
    plug pulls out of the receptacle then the ground prong will come out first
    which is not a good thing. It really should depend on the application of
    the receptacle and plug. Either way has good and bad.

  19. Techozek says:

    I hope ring main circuits are used. 20 amp radial in a kitchen? That
    wouldn’t be right..

  20. hymkr says:

    @MIKON8ERISBACK I criticize because this guy does NOT have the
    understanding of electrical codes nor does he do his job properly. Why?
    Because he’s NOT an electrician, he’s a home inspector and this doesn’t
    qualify him to do or teach anyone how to work with electricity. NEC Code
    requires (2) 20 amp small appliance circuits in a kitchen, it’s not 15 amp
    optional. This guy is NOT an expert in anything electrical except how to
    burn your house down.

  21. hymkr says:

    @dtp5150 I’m kind of an idiot? Funny from someone who can’t read. I’ll
    explain it again for those of you who only speak Dumbass….NEC Code is
    something all electricians in the country (USA) must follow unless local
    codes are MORE strict than NEC. Since Code requires (2) 20 amp circuits in
    a kitchen, it really doesn’t matter your opinion on it. My point is this
    guy doesn’t know electrical code & neither do you. I don’t know any
    electrician who gives a crap about Energy Star!

  22. Luis Nunes says:

    I paid attention through out the video and did not see any outlet being
    installed as posted on the movie title. That’s somehow deceiving. However
    first words are “I am a home inspector for over 24 years”. That’s stupid.

  23. hymkr says:

    @dtp5150 You’re not worth the argument. I suggest you follow this guy’s
    advice to a tee and rely on his “expert” opinion and your dedication to
    Energy Star…..LOL Maybe he has a video on sprinkler systems. You may need
    it….In any case, good luck to you.

  24. danielboone72 says:

    Screw 15 amp. I would just run 20 amp throughout the whole house. except
    for washer and dryer which I believe is more than 20 amp. I would rather do
    it right the first time instead taking a chance on burning my house down
    with anything less.

  25. Joe Parker says:

    Love drunk sparkys who equate outlet installation to heart surgery.