11 Best Light Switch Wiring Pigtail Photos
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Light Switch Wiring Pigtail - My plan was to increase the wiring for the brand new switch-controlled electric outlet from the prevailing mild transfer box. But, instead of leaving the minimum 6 inches for the floor wires which have to additionally expand at the least 3 inches outdoor the field, the electrician:.
Due to the fact there’s no slack inside the nm-b 14/2 cable to tug extra wire into the switch box, i’ll must make a journey to the home improvement shop to buy a four-inch square junction box to update the entire setup.
An exciting view from the extension ladder in the attic, searching down on the roll of nm-b 14/2 cable and folding attic stairway. The hassle mild is plugged into the old electrical outlet by the stairway.
The non-touch voltage tester is used to: * affirm the presence or absence of ac voltage or * pick out the “line facet” cord from the circuit breaker that materials power to the junction container or outlet having or extra cables.
The electric outlet can be set up to the rafter collar tie following the wiring route in yellow along the 2×4 framing and roof rafter. I used to be a bit amazed just how high the attic is with the steep roof. I to start with hauled up my 6 foot step ladder but it changed into way too brief, as an alternative i had to get the sixteen foot extension ladder, taking care to mount a section of five/eight″ plywood at the joists with wood screws to stand the ladder on.
I decide on steel electrical container over plastic for maximum situations due to the fact: * metallic is more long lasting and better fine (it’s additionally a greater costly). * Steel containers can be grounded with a floor screw and pigtail connection. If a free cord contacts the metallic field it’ll floor out (quick circuit) and experience the circuit breaker. * Metallic bins are available in a ways extra configurations and alternatives. * Metal field cable clamps are advanced for securing the nm-b cable in comparison to the bend-tabs on plastic containers. * Armored flexible or inflexible metal conduit may be used with steel boxes.