How to Install Electrical Outlets : Wiring an Electrical Outlet

Wiring an electrical outlet is an important part of the installation process. Learn how to install and wire a new electrical outlet with expert tips and advi…

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  1. bigboner1990 says:

    i sure am dam glad to be an electrician in canada fuckin slot and philips
    screws only slip robertson holds the best

  2. Michael strong says:

    he went from hot to ground??? i hope no one trys that hot!


    This is a really great video. I am re-wiring my room at this very moment,
    now let me see…… did he say put the white wire into,,,, AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

  4. keoghconboy says:

    is it true that you have 110v and 220v inside your house

  5. Blackseed1978 says:

    The wire being installed in the back is that only for a GFCI receptacle ?
    or can that method also be used on a regular 120 V receptacle ? because i’m
    use to stripping the wires and putting it around the screws

  6. mikedamirault says:

    Yes, 110v~120v is used for typical electronics like televisions, computers,
    lamps, radios (wireless), etc., basically anything with a typical plug on
    it 220v is usually used for things like stove ranges and ovens, and in in
    some workshops (like in woodworking shops), some tools require 220v

  7. HayateAce says:

    Week two? You’ll have to expand on that big man.

  8. brenyboy26 says:

    he means what did you do the second week of bludging on your site??

  9. sgtgrooover says:

    There are no GFCI’s that are rated for alm wire, none that I’ve ever seen.
    And the etching you refer to should read CO/ALR

  10. sgtgrooover says:

    Always use a straight tip screwdriver for device terminals! And ceiling fan
    blades (if they accept them) You won’t get the proper torque required,
    especially with clamp type terminals, like on this GFCI….

  11. Boostngo says:

    what a hack job. why use the back stabs if you know how to make a good
    hook. A real electrician would know how to make a damn hook. 0 out of 5

  12. doil70 says:

    right, becuase i’m sure most people watching this video are real

  13. richiec522 says:

    on the gfi he is wiring back stab is the best not on regular recepticals,
    he is right by bending the ground wire as per nec

  14. SaviourSole says:

    If you are the owner of your single family home then you are entitled to
    give it a try. Just make sure you really do your research and find out how
    to do it Right. But if you live in an apartment or duplex or condo, then it
    is a CRIME to do unqualified electrical work. If you accidentally burn your
    own house down, no one cares. But if you accidentally burn down your
    apartment building, you WILL go to prison. Fire is the main danger if you
    do something wrong. Good luck!

  15. SaviourSole says:

    Back stab is not the best; It is acceptable. (per the manufacturer) Many
    electricians don’t like it because wires CAN slip out, if you’re not
    careful, and sometimes even if you were careful. Why do they make them this
    way? Contractors like them because you can install them faster than bending
    hooks, and time IS money.

  16. russdonruss says:

    @biglak not in Romex or NM-B like used in the US. Bare is earth ground, and
    the only reason it is in the system is to provide a path for ground
    fault-it should not under normal conditions carry any current. I might add,
    you will only usually see bare grounds in residential installations.
    Commercial and industrial installations the grounds are usually insulated
    and are either green or marked with green tape. Green with a yellow stripe
    is isolated ground.

  17. chubbychicken1234567 says:

    @kelspeed blody hell

  18. bigeggone2007 says:

    @scottiblasto you must 1st check the fla(full load ampreage) AT THE PANEL

  19. Greven says:

    Here in Sweden if you do some electrical work (and you’re not an authorized
    BB2/BB3 or ABL electrician) that causes your house to burn down you won’t
    get any money back at all. We also have markings on every device that
    indicates which wire goes where (This is a lot better than that brass,
    silver bs that you guys have) And you never work with live wires unless you
    absolutely have to (Not very often unless you work with high-voltage cables)

  20. turfshredder says:

    Geez what an ass hat. This guy’s not even licensed.

  21. Lovefulism says:

    Um… I tried to install a groundwire to my outlet the lazy way (without
    turning off the circuit) because I’ve done that before with no problem.
    Well not this time. I had everything connected appropriately and went to
    fit everything back in place so I could screw in the faceplate. Well, the
    wire connectors popped off and the white and black wires touched. Needless
    to say there was a spark and now there’s no more power to that whole side
    of the house. How do I fix this??? Please respond quickly!!

  22. Dirk db says:

    @kelspeed every heard of turning off the breakers?

  23. Dirk db says:

    @Lovefulism thats a job better left for an electrician to troubleshoot, but
    first step might be the breaker went down.

  24. Kevin Essiambre says:

    @bondophobic with a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) if there is no
    ground, you can leave it alone. many older houses that have plugs with no
    ground must either be rewired, or, must use GFCI’s. but do connect the
    ground to the metal box (that is if it is a metal box). hope this helps.

  25. soundspark says:

    Those are not those fire hazard back stab connections you are thinking of.
    The screw tightens up a clamp inside the hole making a reliable connection
    to the wire.