By Alfred Johnson. Electrical Wiring. Published at Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 14:31:01 PM.
To give yourself a clear idea of how electrical panel wiring impacts electric distribution in your home, you have to understand first how electric circuits work. Electricity is not just about meter readings; it is more about how electricity is distributed to lights and other electrical circuits you have in your home. Having some clear instructions about electrical wiring is an additional knowledge that may come in handy. If by chance you need to do electric installation, make sure you proceed in a way that is safe for you.
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The most obvious and important is to shut off the power at the breaker because an electric shock can kill you. Never perform any maintenance on a hot wire. There are also voltage testers available that you can place on a wire and it will let you know if electricity is running through it. These are available at any hardware store, and are recommended if you are doing any electrical work. You also will want to take into account the tools you are using and if you have a nearby gas line, as to not produce a spark that can ignite the gas. If you are replacing an older outlet, you may notice that it only has two wires, and does not have a grounded wire. To replace old outlets, you’ll need to make sure it is grounded. You can use the metal outlet box as a place to attach the ground wire if it is connected to a grounded conduit.
Hence, learn about the local codes and regulations, and follow them religiously. When it comes to electrical house wiring, there are three basic components that you need to familiarize yourself with - the service entry, panel board and branch circuits. The service entry should be 10 feet above the ground, and refers to the main power grid of your home. The panel board is the control center that distributes electricity to other appliances. The branch circuits refer to those areas, where electric current is distributed from panel boards.
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