How to install an outlet part 2

In this video tutorial I go over the basics of installing and wiring an outlet in a plastic box. I also give some tips on how to work safely while performing this project. I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about this or any other project that you may be involved with. So feel free to leave a response in the form of a question or comment and I will get back to you ASAP.

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  1. Hey Tyrone,

    Another great video.

    Pig-tails are certainly the way to go, but maybe you could mention the box fill problem. I know in Canada, the CEC (closely aligned with NEC), counts each pair of wire nuts (we call them marettes), as another conductor in the box. Your plastic boxes sure look deep enough, but some do-it-yourself types might not see the difference while shopping at the home center and opt for the cheaper one, just because.

    Don’t want to knock your great contribution, just trying to see it from the DIY’s eye.

    Keep up the great work.

    Regards,

    Sean

    • Tyrone Robertson says:

      Thanks again sean, with the NEC we do not have to count the wirenuts in our box fill calculations but we do have to count the device also the plastic box manufactures are cool enough to not only put the square cubic inches on the box but how many 12 and 14 gauge conductors you can use. Pretty cool but on the flip side I do want the web site to be as helpful as possible so I will try to make sure I include such information.

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