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How to Install a Plug Strip for Desk or Workbench Outlets

Installing an Outlet Plug Strip: Plug strips are a great solution when several outlets are required for a desk or workbench.

Electrical Outlets for a Desk or Workbench
Electrical Question: I am designing and building a custom made desk that will require several outlets.

This home Electrical Wiring Question came from: Jonas, from Blacksburg, Virginia.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Electrical Wiring Question Jonas.

Installing an Outlet Plug Strip

Application: Wiring Utility Cords and Electric Plug Strips.
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: Electrical projects and wiring connections should be done according to local and national electrical codes.

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