wiring can be a little more confusing than you might
realize. The fact is that many people can do simple
projects like hooking up a new light or installing a
new doorbell. You can do this, of course, once you learn
the basics about wiring.
Don't just get up there and try, get a little knowledge
first so that when you are done, the light works! Residential
wiring is a task that many homeowners will undertake
every now and then. The question is, though, will you
do it without all the hassle?
We should mention that basic electrical
wiring is really not rewiring your entire home.
For an entire rewiring, you probably should call in
You can help with the planning and even the assessment
of needs for your home, of course, but when it comes
to main power, you really should invest in some licensed
help for your safety as well as your family's safety.
are several steps to proper basic electrical
wiring. It is important for you to really read
through and understand them prior to starting your project.
You will find precise guides to doing this throughout
the web. Your projects might include wiring for a new
light, fan or other fixture. You may be looking into
adding in a new outlet to a room that currently has
one. You may be wiring for a doorbell or even the wiring
in the garage. Installing a new circuit breaker
may be necessary. There are many projects that you can
handle, when you get the inside scoop on how to do them
right here on the web.
Electrical Wiring Safety
Electrical wiring safety is something
that every one of us needs to consider before starting
a project. Here are some guidelines to follow:
- Some of the communities will require that you
get a permit to do electrical rewiring. Now, this
more than likely is for a larger job than installing
a ceiling fan, but nonetheless, knowing what you
need and when you need it is necessary. Contact
your community to make sure.
- Turn off the power. Pull the fuse or
flip off the circuit breaker. But, make sure that
you go back and make sure that it is off. Test the
power. Use a voltage tester if you would like. Plug
something into the outlet that is "off" and make
sure it is. Never, ever trust the schedule as things
change and are not always written down.
- Base electrical wiring needs to be done carefully.
In other words, make sure that you never touch or
use any type of metal near the large, service wires
that come into the home. These are live no matter
what you turn off.
- Never stand on a wet floor and don't touch metal.
- Consider the right tools: Rubber or plastic
coated handles on tools, non conductive soled shoes,
wear safety goggles or glasses.
- Do not push yourself too quickly through the job.
If you are not sure, take your time to figure it
out and think it through carefully.