The stuff to wire your home – electrical outlets, switches, boxes and wire

This show discusses the various electrical devices, boxes and wire that you may use or find in your home. Unless you work with this stuff often, you may not …

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  1. muzamal ibrahim says:

    thans very match man

  2. antigovt4ever says:

    I am so grateful for this and other videos like it. I’ll be wiring my cabin
    this summer and i need all the knowledge i can get! Thank you.

  3. Paul Durano says:

    Thank you. Hope you work on more video with short lessons.

  4. hoosiermoma says:

    Thanks for the info. I have always been interested in Electricity, but
    never followed up on it and now that i find myself alone and without much
    money, this info will come in very handy! “Necessity is the Mother of
    Invention!” >^,^< plus,it's fun to learn about this stuff!:)

  5. cmcdonough mcdonough says:

    I am still amazed at how much can be learned on you tube. Thanks for taking
    the time to make this. 

  6. John Healey says:

    Nice video lots of information. So can you assume that the outlet boxes are
    really standard regardless of the gauge of wire being used?

  7. XTReporting says:

    Thank you for your time and effort. The information is very helpful. Will
    be doing some wiring work for the first time this summer. You’ve answered a
    lot of questions as well as some I didn’t know to ask. Knowledge is power!
    Keep it up!

  8. Imno Chump says:

    What an awesome amount of information. You are a great teacher for this
    sort of thing and I’ve learned more in 1 hour than I have been taught in 2
    years. Please, for the love of Mike (who ever that is) keep doing the
    voodoo that you do!

  9. kastnmagic says:

    In many places it’s become “code” to use 20amp outlets throughout the
    house… :)

  10. Kevin Olesik says:

    very informative

  11. daikaiju20 says:

    have you made vid on surge protecting outlets? thanks for all you share…

  12. jbuddyman says:

    Some air conditioners also have a slanted prong on the plug. That can go to
    the horizontal slide on the bar. Usually air conditions may have their own
    240 volt outlets.

  13. Caleb F says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, it is greatly
    appreciated by those of us interested in repairing/remodeling our own
    homes. Thanks!

  14. Thomas Warren says:

    Super informative! Thanks! Subscribed.

  15. amanb19 says:

    good show

  16. amanb19 says:

    good explanation on this all works

  17. Raul Casian says:

    Hey have you worked on a service head

  18. agisfg says:

    Great info presented very well.

  19. Crazy Canuk says:

    I do not believe that you need to account for clamps in boxes that use KO
    for wiring. As most metal boxes for residential have internal screw clamps
    they would count, therefore you could use # 12 wiring. In other words, your
    clamp is external to the box with KO

  20. waltappel says:

    You have some of the best DIY home remodeling videos on youtube. Thanks for
    posting them!

  21. shawnair11 says:

    Great video, did you ever make the video where you get into wiring and
    what’s the title if you did?

  22. Bigfish92084 says:

    Thanks. I learned much.

  23. Rachel Cahoon says:

    Your information is weak and could cause code violations.

  24. BigDogsHunt100 says:

    Real nice overview of some cool switches.

    I have a motion sensor switch installed by the bathroom entrance. The
    normal switch turns on the overhead lighting, while the motion sensor turns
    on the rope-lighting LEDs that are mounted in the base of the sink/cabinets
    (about 8″ off the floor). the floor lighting is use 95% of the time at
    night, just very conveient to walk in without hitting a switch.

    The fan switch by the shower/toilet is the timer switch shown here… click
    it for 5 min and you never have to turn off a fan again. Every fan gets
    those bad boys :)

  25. BigDogsHunt100 says:

    Tip on dimmer circuits.. some LEDs are dimable, and it has to do with the
    load used so they normally have big resistors on them. If you have a
    chandelier you’ve swapped in LED lights, you can try adding a halogen or
    incandescent bulb… that usually kicks in the dimmer.