How to Install Electrical Outlets : Wiring an Outlet to an Electrical Box

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  1. Nornamwiley says:

    Yes the gfi will work off the nautral for ground fault protection. But I do
    not recomend a 2 wire connection. if your wiring is only 2 wire, you need
    to get an electrical upgrade on your home plain and simple.

  2. sniperusg50 says:

    ok why dont you crimp cables or use connector blocks you would get a much
    better connection. you need to update the way you do things

  3. 123b1s1m1 says:

    @maikcook978 yes it will. Just put a jumpper wire from the nuetral screw to
    the groung screw on the receptical and it will ground fault safely. Only do
    this if the nuetral and ground are bonded in the panel.

  4. 123b1s1m1 says:

    @Gillmaster22 Yes by code you are supposed to secure the romex with a romex
    staple within 12 inches of the box on the stud. And ALWAYS twist your wires
    together with your sidecutters. Alot of people around here call em
    “KLINES”. I call em linemans pliers. Always twist wires especially when
    working with solid wire.

  5. 123b1s1m1 says:

    @sniperusg50 You do use connector block. They are called “Kernies”. or you
    can use a newer item called a “Polaris Tap”. You only need to use a wire
    nut for the smaller wire. They give a very good connection, but not the way
    he is using them. They are used more for an insulator for your connections
    and not so much for keeping the wires together. Thats why you TWIST the
    wires together with pliers then twist the wire nut on for insulating and
    securing the connection.

  6. sniperusg50 says:

    i want you all to read the IEE 17th edition regulations. thats how things
    should be done you guys out in the USA are well behind

  7. Andy Matitz says:

    He should be twisting the conductors together with his linesmans to ensure
    a good connection and just because he is a home inspector doesnt mean he
    know everything and in article 314 of the NEC it says the minimum
    requirement is 3 inches sticking out from the box but 6 is a good rule of

  8. Manuel Correia says:

    @mmn25328 Well you should see (home owners) what they do when they do their
    own wiring here in Canada! That goes for ANYONE from anywhere though!

  9. Manuel Correia says:

    @Crazyandy202 The home owners use 1 o 2 inches – good electricians use
    exactly 6″ past the edge of the box. The NO TWISTING will be ok for about 2
    years – then it GETS LOOSE. I see that avery day! – and be carefull when
    you open up the box and move the wires = lots of bad things can happen!

  10. mmn25328 says:

    I want to ask question to Mr Inspector. What if you want to change cable
    after 2 years or 5 years. Is it not better to run your cables incide tubes?

  11. MrBrendog67rat says:

    i would not let that guy inspect a dog house, those wire nuts suck ass

  12. coolboarder44 says:

    notice the bare copper extending past the merette on one of the neutrals
    before he twisted it away from view? There’s yet another error. I thought
    code dictated a minimum of 12″ away from the box that wires needed to be
    stapled down, not 8″ or 6″.

  13. David Niedbalski says:

    stick too being an inspector and leave the electrical work to electricians

  14. 84randomdude says:

    anyone who knows anything about electricity or has any common sense would
    give this thumbs down.

  15. 69mercuryrx7 says:

    This is very simple stuff. What are all you professional electritions doing
    watching this?

  16. Manuel Correia says:

    TWIST the wires! You have a pair of plyers. Too lazy?

  17. jet man says:

    well done.The sparkys are pissed as they have been exsposed for
    overcharging for bullshit charges,Also there BMWs and boats wont get that
    well needed paintjobs.They always talk fires…Whatever……His job was

  18. 96drummer96 says:

    I am 14, I got to a technical school for electrical, and I know more than
    this fool. For example, when you splice wires, you make the insulation
    level with each other NOT the conductor. Many of you think that in this
    video an “outlet” is always a receptacle, In reality, an outlet is defined
    as a place where electricity can be taken out and used, whether from a
    receptacle or lighting fixture, so it doesn’t have to be a receptacle. Plus
    the wires being spliced were suppose to be twisted together.

  19. psmithphil says:

    If this guy is wrong, just say why it is. The stupid insults don’t help
    anyone. If he’s wrong, at least he is trying, which we can appreciate.

  20. 1968mrhomer says:

    you are a fuckin retard a dead set fuckin retard in bread tosser

  21. R Log says:

    Ok guys quit talking crap and actually tell people the proper way to do
    this. Your comments are more pointless than the video.

  22. Jacob Williams says:

    OK, I read all the comments and decided to make a video on how to do it.
    Let me know what you think.

  23. Scott Derrick says:

    i want to add a wall socket to my garage . there is no sockets in that part
    of the garage that I could tie into. So how do get power to the new socket.

  24. NewYorker says:

    I had old wires for my doorbell. I replace it and now I hear a low humming
    noise. I dont know what that it.

  25. jbuddyman says:

    You did not even splice with linemans pliers! WHY WHY WHY DO PEOPLE IGNORE
    LINEMANS PLIERS!?!?!?!. Just twisting with a wire nut is very bad. It DOES
    NOT make a connection tight, it makes it loose. One reason why electrical
    fires always happen is because of lazy electricians. You have to splice
    with linemans pliers in order to have a safe connection. Then twist your
    nut on, and wrap around with electrical tape ( if your code wants you to do
    that). People who make videos like this should not. They are endangering
    most people who actually want to learn how to wire. Wire nuts are just to
    be a extra conductor ( if you look inside, there is a aluminum spring) so
    if you made a loose connection with linemans pliers, the nut makes a back
    up conductor.