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Tim Carter, of http://AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates the installation of an outlet box and how to easily wire the switch ...
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You know this is about every project around the house. Eventually involves some type of electric work and I would like to spend a little bit of time today explaining to you some of my favorite tools that I use. If I am going to change out on that that are switched or possibly run a little bit of wire, you will be surprise some of the tools that you really need to use to make the job go great.
My first tool that I would like to use is a lineman’s pliers and what a lineman’s pliers is, it is basically a big giant pliers and it is my favorite tool for cutting wire and the reason why is you got great leverage with the tool and it has got a very sharp cutting area. It also is a great tool to use when you go to splice and twist wires together, that is exactly what it is made for.
The next tool I would like to use is of course the wire stripper. Wire strippers are very unique because they have special cutting teeth that are sized to the diameter of the copper wire that you are working with and it has got little markings on it like 12 gauge, 14 gauge, 10 gauge, and all you do is squeeze the tool around the wire, pull and the wire insulation comes off.
Now, of course if you are going to work with outlets or switches, you are going to need a needle nose pliers and the reason why you use that tool that is how you bend the wire around the screws and get a really nice tight fit very important. And do not forget your razor knife, you are going to need one of those to strip the insulation off the wire. Make sure when you run the razor knife down the wire, just cut slightly through the insulation right down through the center of the wire. Do not go left and right, because if you do that, what is going to happen, you might cut into the insulation on either the hot or the neutral wire.
All right, one final tip too, remember, before you start to do electric work, make sure you turn the circuit breaker off to that area that you are working on so you do not get electrocuted. It can happen, happens all the time you got to be safe, use the right tools and your electric jobs is going to go as smooth as silk.
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