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How to Identify Flat Cord Wires

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Guide to Electrical Cord Wiring Connections: Wiring Flat Cords for Devices Like a Lamp, Dishwasher or Disposal

Guide to Electrical Cord Wiring Connections

Electrical Question: I replaced my 20 year old garbage disposal and re-used the cord.

Thanks much.

This electrical question came from: Todd, a Homeowner from Stoughton , Wisconsin.

Additional Comments: It is excellent, and really helpful.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Todd.

Application: Wiring a Flat Disposal or Dishwasher Cord
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Never wire cord connections when the cord is plugged into the receptacle outlet.
Notice: Making any wiring connections should be done according to local and national electrical codes.

Wiring Flat Cords for Devices Like a Lamp, Dishwasher or Disposal

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