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Old 01-12-2013, 03:48 PM   #1
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so i'm trying to wire up a new electrical outlet for a tv. busted up the walls and drilled holes through the studs. then i knocked out a corner of the jbox. i wired the new romex to sides. the white to the silver screw, the black to the brass screw, and the ground attached by a cap. i believe the romex is fine going through the insulation right? i'm getting 120v. anyone see anything i should be aware of?

the outlet i wired up to
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wiring through the studs and insulation
https://www.box.com/s/vlxtndrbj0ylxn17j8me

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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I would have pigtailed 2 of the wires to avoid using the back stab on the receptacle.

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I would have pigtailed 2 of the wires to avoid using the back stab on the receptacle.
So everything else looks ok? I want to make sure before I move on and repair the drywall.
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So everything else looks ok? I want to make sure before I move on and repair the drywall.
Only thing I would suggest is a plate,
http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop...let/62800b.htm
To protect the wires.
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then i knocked out a corner of the jbox.
Your photo doesn't show it. Could be a big no-no.

The outer sheathing of your new romex is extending too far into the box.

It is good practice to seat all screws, even if they are un-used (lower silver screw)
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Your photo doesn't show it. Could be a big no-no.

The outer sheathing of your new romex is extending too far into the box.

It is good practice to seat all screws, even if they are un-used (lower silver screw)
Ok I'll fix the sheath. The screws were like that when I opened it. I'll seat them. Thanks.
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Here's the shot with the seated screws, and you can see the lower right corner where my new romex is coming in. I cut some of the sheathing and then pulled it back to minimize the amount that is in the box.

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