Wiring An Outlet Box Installing a remodeling box is something you can easily do with just a few tools. This project guide will walk you step-by-step through the process of installing a plastic remodeling box in drywall for a new outlet, including running wiring from an existing outlet to power the new one.
Wiring An Outlet Box Generally, NO. Without a ground wire attached to the box, attaching a ground wire from the outlet to the box is useless. It would only be acceptable if the box were connected to the building ground through metal conduit. To ensure that the conduit is properly connected, a ground bond test should be performed.
Wiring An Outlet Box With the box in the wall, cut any excess wire off. You should keep about six inches of wire in the box. Strip away about 3/4-inch of the insulation on the wires with the wire strippers. Depending on the outlet you purchased, it may have side screws to hold the wire or it may have holes on the back to pressure-hold them.
Wiring An Outlet Box The video tutorial goes through the rough-in installation and install process for a single electrical outlet. The how to video uses a 15 amp outlet and 14/2 indoor electrical wire.