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How To Add an Electrical Outlet


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Install Electrical Wiring for an Outlet: Guide to Wiring When Adding an Electric Outlet, Locating a Power Source for an Outlet.

Guide to Wiring When Adding an Electric Outlet

Electrical Question: I would like to add an electric outlet in a closet.

This electrical wiring question came from: Bruce, a Contractor from Des Moines, Washington.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Bruce.

Application: Adding an Outlet.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the outlet circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

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2 Responses to “How To Add an Electrical Outlet”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Gary,
    Thank you for your comment. Please note that additional information has been added to this article especially for the various uses of closet receptacle outlets with regard to the NEC.

    Dave

  2. Gary Oliwa says:

    You replied to a question regarding adding an outlet inside a closet. I thought that the NEC prohibited putting outlets inside closets, but I could be mistaken. If it is prohibited, you should have at least mentioned it so the person can make an informed choice to do it or not.