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The 8 Most Common Electrical Code Violations DIYers Make

These are the electrical codes DIYers (and pros) mess up most often. Many problems stem from new additions to the National Electrical Code (NEC), while some common mistakes violate codes that have been on the books for years. These tips clear up the confusion and help you pass an electrical inspection.

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The 8 Most Common Electrical Code Violations DIYers Make

These are the electrical codes DIYers (and pros) mess up most often. Many problems stem from new additions to the National Electrical Code (NEC), while some common mistakes violate codes that have been on the books for years. These tips clear up the confusion and help you pass an electrical inspection.

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The 8 Most Common Electrical Code Violations DIYers Make

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The 8 Most Common Electrical Code Violations DIYers Make

Don't Choose the Wrong Circuit Breaker - http://www.familyhandyman.com/electrical/wiring/the-most-common-electrical-code-violations-diyers-make

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Color code for residential wire/ how to match wire size and circuit breaker

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A site all about the basics of wiring a house, shop, or other building (but check local electrical codes, too)

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The 8 Most Common Electrical Code Violations DIYers Make

All switch locations need a neutral wire. This electrical code was mainly implemented to accommodate potential future uses. Electronic switches require a small amount of constant electricity and therefore need a neutral wire run to them. There are exceptions to this code, but if the walls are currently open anyway, don't make the next person fish in a wire. Do it right and make sure there's a neutral wire in the box.

Electrical Boxes: How to Add Capacity

if you're adding wires or a bigger device to an electrical box, you may need additional capacity. there are two ways to enlarge an existing box without tearing the wall open.

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