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How to install an electrical outlet


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To install an electrical outlet, it is not necessary to use the services of a professional electrician.

You can do it yourself.

To do this, it is enough: to be able to use tools, to select the correct wire and observe the basic safety rules.

You will need

  • - Power socket-
  • - podrozetnik-
  • - the wire-
  • - drill-
  • - USM (Bulgarian-
  • - Extension-
  • - screwdriver-
  • - insulating tape /
  • - protective equipment.



Select the location to install the outlet. Take the tape measure and measure the distance from the floor. Make a mark on the wall with a pencil. Measure the distance from the junction box to the location of the proposed installation, and you will find out how many meters of wire you need.


Buy in the electrical shop electricA socket suitable for your needs, and a jar (mounting box). In the same place, get the right amount of wire of grade PVS or VVG, section 2х2 mm and more.


Turn off the power supply to the room, whereAre going to work. To connect the power tool, use an extension cord from the adjacent room. The extension cord must comply with safety regulations (insulation of the wire without damage, compliance with the power of the tool used).


Take the drill. Insert a special bit (crown) into the chuck of the drill to drill the holes for the sockets and switches. Use a nozzle that matches the type of your wall, with a diameter of 65-68 mm.


Plug the drill into a socket and carefully drill a hole in the wall. Use protective equipment (glasses, respirator, gloves). Turn off and remove the drill, you will not need it anymore.


Spread the groove under the wire, fromJunction box to the hole you drilled. For this purpose, a "Bulgarian" with a dial on the stone will do. If you do not have it, do it in the old manner, using a hammer and chisel.


Insert the jar into the hole and fix it there.


Open the junction box. Connect your wire, by twisting (insulated with insulating tape) or by means of terminal clamps. One vein - phase, the other - zero (determined by the tester). Close the junction box.


Take the outlet and, having unscrewed the screw, remove it from itCover. Unscrew the screws that will hold the wires. Insert the pre-stripped wire ends into the socket contacts and tighten the screws. Remove the mounting feet by loosening the screws. Insert the outlet into the receptacle and secure it by tightening the mounting screws one by one. The paws will disperse, and the rosette will snap into place.


Restore the power supply to the room andCheck the outlet for service. If everything is in order, turn off the electricity and seal the groove with the wire. This is suitable for ordinary building plaster (alabaster). It dries quickly, which means that soon you can use the electrical outlet you have installed.

How to install an electrical outlet Was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 By Homhiezq
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