Sometimes we encounter unnecessary events in our house such as electrical faulty wiring. It damages our bulbs, appliances and even the wiring itself that usually causes a fire.
Even if we are not specialized in electrical wiring anybody of us can be an electrician. We can do such basic installation into our house just to follow a simple yet very cautious instruction for our safety.
Here are some basic steps on how to wire a house:
Be sure to have the necessary electrical tools. Bring the following to be used:
B. Side Cutters
C. Circuit Tester
D. Electrical Tape and tape measures
E. Wire stripper
F. Screwdrivers- both Flat bladed and Phillip head
G. Wire, Cables, and Tape measures
H. Safety goggles
Note: There are many list of equipments used in electrical wiring. Never use low class tools, it can lead you to an electrical accident.
Sketch your electrical plan. Analyze and design efficiently what you have drawn and organize it step by step. This will make your work faster.
Set up your wiring lane within the house. Decide the area to place your switches, fixtures, and outlets. Put switches close to the door for easy used. Make sure it does not block the other materials in your home. Keep it simple.
Set up wires, cables, switches, and outlet. Connect and place them accurately on you wall or ceilings. Use the necessary tools to do it.
Note: Be sure that your electrical power supply is off upon wiring to avoid electrical dangers.
Connect the wires properly. Same color must connect to each other. Tape the wires properly. Avoid the exposure of open wires.
Evaluate voltage requirement of your appliances and equipments so that you can choose the right range of your circuit breakers.
Test existing connections. Check wires if still working. You can use this to save your money, time, and energy. If not, replace or establish a new wiring system.
Study the existing ordinances and laws in your respective state before installation of wires. These keep everything to be safe and avoid hazards in your home. Know the basic Electrical Code.
Protect yourself properly. Wear gloves and goggles when you work on your electrical wiring. This will guard you from possible incident such as electric shocks.
Set up your circuit breakers. Please take note that every wiring system you connected has its own fuse and circuit breakers. It has important roles to protect your home from possible incidents.
If you have already done the steps and connections ensure that it passed the safety standards. This is very important to avoid fire or explosion upon testing your electrical wiring. Make sure you tested all the electrical connection, switches, fuse, and outlet. After checking the possibilities of improper work you might have done, test your wiring if it is actually working.