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Electrical Question: How is the electric wiring changed when adding a new outlet?

I just removed a wall that had two outlets in it. Now have 4 sets of wires that are capped and sticking out of the adjacent wall. I would like to put 1 outlet in the adjacent wall but what do I do with the other two sets of wires. I need to complete the current because right now the rest of the electricity in the room will not work.


This electrical wiring question came from: Michael, a Homeowner from Phoenix, Arizona
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Michael.

How to Relocate Electrical Wiring

Application: Home Remodel Project, Wiring a New Outlet.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a licensed electrical contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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