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biddlecom 09-16-2013 08:41 AM

Look of electrical wire
 
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I wired some outlets and was wondering if it looks okay. This house had very little wiring in it so I had to drill the holes and run new wire. Is the wire to low to the ground or anything else. Is this what you normally see in new construction?

joecaption 09-16-2013 08:56 AM

In that first picture it looks like the insulation is not up inside the box.
Not sure what your local codes call for but here we can use 15 amp outlets even if there's 12-2 wiring which can save a bunch of money and not effect safety.
Does that outlet that you have three wires running to have a clamp on the side for two wires or just a screw?
You can only have one wire per screw.

PoleCat 09-16-2013 09:35 AM

The grounding hole is down instead of up. So that is correct.:thumbup:

Clutchcargo 09-16-2013 10:06 AM

it looks like you have some holes through the toe plate. If you are abandoning those holes (or any holes running vertically through the floor for that matter), you'll need to fill them with foam or something.

hammerlane 09-16-2013 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by PoleCat (Post 1242243)
The grounding hole is down instead of up. So that is correct.

Grounding hole can go up.

Look at it this way:
If you have something plugged in and something hanging on wall above the plug. If plug is partially out and the something on the wall falls(like a metal picture frame) the metal frame would first hit the ground prong of the plug instead of shorting out across the hot and neutral prong of the plug.

Next time you are in a hospital look how their receptacles are oriented.

jbfan 09-16-2013 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by hammerlane (Post 1242277)
Grounding hole can go up.

Look at it this way:
If you have something plugged in and something hanging on wall above the plug. If plug is partially out and the something on the wall falls(like a metal picture frame) the metal frame would first hit the ground prong of the plug instead of shorting out across the hot and neutral prong of the plug.

Next time you are in a hospital look how their receptacles are oriented.

Yea, Yea, Yea. This debate can go on for years.
The falling object could very well hit the ground pin and the hot side and cause a fireworks show!!!

The only thing I do different is run my wires higher and go into the top of the boxes.
I don't like to work on my knees anymore than I have too.

joed 09-16-2013 11:56 AM

I see two wires under one staple. Is that staple rated for two wires. If not then it will fail.

J. V. 09-16-2013 12:01 PM

Looks fine. Better than some professionals! Good job.

oberkc 09-16-2013 01:16 PM

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it looks like you have some holes through the toe plate. If you are abandoning those holes (or any holes running vertically through the floor for that matter), you'll need to fill them with foam or something.
Does that foam (or something) need to be fire rated? (I am thinking yes.)

Clutchcargo 09-16-2013 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by oberkc (Post 1242346)
Does that foam (or something) need to be fire rated? (I am thinking yes.)

Good Point, Great Stuff has a fireproofing foam.

circuitman 09-16-2013 04:10 PM

looks real profesional! like jbfan said the ground up or down is an ongoing debate.:laughing:

stickboy1375 09-16-2013 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by joed (Post 1242303)
I see two wires under one staple. Is that staple rated for two wires. If not then it will fail.

Why? I could use a nail to support my wires, is someone going to tell me I can only have one wire under a bent over nail? :whistling2:

bbo 09-16-2013 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by stickboy1375 (Post 1242456)
Why? I could use a nail to support my wires, is someone going to tell me I can only have one wire under a bent over nail? :whistling2:

is the nail rated for two or one wire?

Would Mike Holmes use a screw in this case?

:laughing:

stickboy1375 09-16-2013 05:31 PM

I think the OP did a fantastic job as well btw....

stickboy1375 09-16-2013 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by hammerlane (Post 1242277)
Grounding hole can go up.

Look at it this way:
If you have something plugged in and something hanging on wall above the plug. If plug is partially out and the something on the wall falls(like a metal picture frame) the metal frame would first hit the ground prong of the plug instead of shorting out across the hot and neutral prong of the plug.

Next time you are in a hospital look how their receptacles are oriented.

Pretty creative scenario, no?


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