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Old 07-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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How to install an Electrical Outlet in the basement

I have a basement storage room, and i was wondering how you would install another outlet in the different rooms. (there is already one outlet down there) Is it hard to install on? And what do i need to do it?


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Old 07-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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Is it hard to install one?

That is a relative question.

what do i need to do it?

1. The proper wire

2. Proper tools

3. Proper knowledge.

Before any useful advice can be offered, you need to do some research and come back with specific questions alaong with the details of your proposed project.

You need to understand the basics of your electrical system and decide where you are going to get the power (closest source? circuit from the panel???)

After that it's a matter of figuring out which materials to use and what methods you will use to install them.

Or just call someone.


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Have you done any electric work in the past?
That helps decide how easy this is
What size is the existing circuit, size of the wire?
How far are you running the new outlets?
Wood studs, steel studs, just concrete walls?
Different rooms - finished unfinished ?
Is the existing outlet GFCI protected?
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