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The editors of inventive Publishing, foreign, now convey you the e-book quickly learn: working New cord. This quickly learn, excerpted from the best-selling The Black & Decker entire consultant to Wiring, fifth version, comprises step by step illustrated how-to info for fitting NM cable, conduit and surface-mounted wiring. if you'd like the remainder of the tale, search for The Black & Decker entire advisor to Wiring, fifth version.
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Join one end of the pigtail to the wires that will share the connection using a wire nut (see previous page). Alternative: If you are pigtailing to a grounding screw or grounding clip in a metal box, you may find it easier to attach one end of the wire to the grounding screw before you attach the other end to the other wires. Connect the pigtail to the appropriate terminal on the receptacle or switch. Fold the wires neatly and press the fitting into the box. NM Cable NM cable is used for all indoor wiring projects except those requiring conduit.
Make a notch in the center of the top plates, and protect the notch with metal nail stops. Use a fish tape to pull the new cable up through the wall cavity and the notch in top plates. Next, use the fish tape to pull the cable through the ceiling to the fixture hole. After having your work inspected, replace the drywall and install the fixture and switch. Plan a route for running cable between electrical boxes (see illustration above). Remove drywall on the wall and ceiling surface. Where cable must cross framing members, cut a small access opening in the wall and ceiling surface; then cut a notch into the framing with a wood chisel.
Slide the cable ripper onto the cable, and squeeze tool firmly to force cutting point through plastic sheathing. Grip the cable tightly with one hand, and pull the cable ripper toward the end of the cable to cut open the plastic sheathing. Peel back the plastic sheathing and the paper wrapping from the individual wires. Cut away the excess plastic sheathing and paper wrapping, using the cutting jaws of a combination tool. Cut individual wires as needed using the cutting jaws of the combination tool.