1 Shut Off the Electrical Outlet. Turn off the power at the main panel. ... 2 Feed New Cable into the Wall. Feed a length of new cable through one of the knock-out holes at the back of the existing box (punch out the hole with ... 3 Rewire the Existing Electrical Outlet. ... 4 Fish the Cable to the New Location. ... 5 Wire the New Electrical OutletWhere is the best place to put an electrical outlet?
You can put your new outlet anywhere between these two studs. Unscrew the outlet and use a voltage tester to double-check that the power is off. With either lead touching a ground wire (bare copper), touch the other lead first to the neutral terminals (silver colored), then to the hot terminals (gold colored).What are the different types of outlet covers?
Outlets and outlet covers are available in a variety of colors, wood finishes and metals such as brass and nickel. Coordinated sets of wall switches and matching switch plates are also available.Do you need to wire an outlet in a bathroom?
Most electrical codes now require outlets in kitchens and bathrooms to be on separate 20-amp GFCI circuits. So before using the method we show here for how to wire a wall outlet in a kitchen or bathroom, check with an electrical inspector. If you add an outlet to a kitchen or bath, it must be GFCI protected.