Stop Start Wiring Diagram Collection.
Declining to take the appropriate precautions or to use the right tools can put you and your family in danger. Common hazards include electrocution and possible electrical fire.
Stop Start Wiring Diagram
Confident that you know what you’re doing? Be sure to keep these safety advice when mind to avoid hazards during your home electrical wiring project.
1. Power Off
Make sure the power is off at the breaker before you begin and use a voltage tester to verify that cables and/or electrical connections are completely dead before you start working on them. Make sure everyone in your home is aware that electrical work is going on. Tape the routine breaker into the off position.
2. Be Careful What You Touch
Never touch plumbing or fuel pipes while dealing with electricity they are often used to ground electrical systems.
3. Use The Right Tools
Before beginning, make sure you have an idea in place as to what outlets, changes and fixtures will be involved in your project. Make sure you have all the appropriate tools, including but not limited to: needlenose pliers, wire blades, cable & line stripper, fish & colored tape, volts tester, continuity specialist, electric & rightangle drill. You may be able to rent some of this equipment from your local hardware store.
4. Choose the Right Components
Should you be installing new receptacles make positive the new ones match the cabling in your home. A AL-CU stamp means you can use it on aluminum and copper wiring. When it is unmarked or there exists a cut through the ING if should only be used on copper wiring.
5. Add a Junction Box
Never splice wires together and cover up them within a wall with no junction box — an accessible junction package should always be used to sign up for wires.
6. Substitute Old Wiring That Shows Indications of Degeneration or Fraying
7. Fix Fuse and Breaker Difficulties
8. Don’t Overload.
Overloaded outlets or file format cords can create a fire threat.
When in doubt, consult an in depth reference publication or find a professional to do the work. Even if you think you obtained the project right, one mistake could leave a possible fire hazard hiding in your walls. A reputable electrical contractor understands all facets of home wiring and may be able to wire your home safely quicker than it takes one to learn.