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Installing Electrical Wiring for Outlets


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Safely Install Home Electrical Wiring for Outlets and Receptacles: The method of installing electrical wiring is first and foremost done according to the applicable electrical codes for your location, then it is up to you which method you wish to use. One junction box may be used as a central splice point as long as the box is the right type and size and is is accessible.

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Electrical Question: I have a few questions about home wiring for outlets:

  1.   Is it safe to install 12/2 Romex in a wall with insulation or does it get too hot?
  2.   When adding a few outlets at different distances is it OK to have one junction box and branch out to the other locations for the outlets, and if this is not OK, then how many cables can be installed into one junction box?

This electrical question came from: David, a Homeowner from Brooklyn, New York.

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

How to Safely Install Home Electrical Wiring for Outlets and Receptacles

Adding Romex Wiring for Outlets
David,  12/2 Romex or NM Cable may be installed inside walls that have insulation as long as NM Type wire is acceptable to be installed in your location. There are areas where NM Cable is not allowed, however BX Cable or conduit may be required.

Using Junction Boxes for Wiring
The method of installing electrical wiring is first and foremost done according to the applicable electrical codes for your location, then it is up to you which method you wish to use. One junction box may be used as a central splice point as long as the box is the right type and size and is is accessible.

Electrical Wiring with a Permit and Inspection
All electrical wiring projects should be done with a plan that is submitted to the building department or agency in you location. Once the plan has been approved a permit is then issued and the work may begin. Inspections are made at various intervals of the project and then when the project is installed and the final inspection has been approved then the project is complete and ready for use. The local building department is the final authority for your project and will ensure that the project has been performed correctly  with the approved materials and methods according to applicable electrical and building codes.

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