Rough Wiring

Rough Wiring JLC Field Guide
Not all municipalities will allow unlicensed electricians to do electrical work but many will. Even if not allowed in your jurisdiction, however, understanding what all trade partners are doing is essential for guiding the job and ensuring a timely completion and successful inspection.

Rough Wiring Featured Articles

Running Wire in Conduit
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Running Wire in Conduit

EMT costs more up front, but it's less likely to get damaged and makes future... Read more

Rewiring Old Houses
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Rewiring Old Houses

A master electrician shows the tools and techniques he uses to snake new wires in... Read more

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Electrical Problem-Solvers

When it comes to wiring, these tools and products can save you time and money Read more

Wiring The High-Tech House
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Wiring The High-Tech House

Structured wiring is the backbone that makes home automation work. Read more

Plug-In Electrical Testers
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Plug-In Electrical Testers

Using an inexpensive tester, you can troubleshoot a miswired receptacle without... Read more

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Rough Wiring Instruction Articles

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Grounding Electrical Boxes

Is using a grounding screw required when working with metal electrical boxes? And what about grounding when using plastic boxes? Read more

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Pigtails for Switches?

Is there any advantage to wiring switches with pigtails? Read more

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Q&A: Sizing Electrical Boxes

What are the guidelines for determining box size, and how can you prevent overcrowding? Read more

Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 1 - Electrical
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Rookie Builder Mistakes - Part 1 - Electrical

Have you ever lost a project because you were too "expensive"? Aren’t the plans... Read more

Tags: Electrical, Texas
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Temporary Construction Power Box - Build your own!

If you build or remodel homes for a living you've definitely encountered times when the crews didn't have enough power. Here's how we bring a portable power panel to our jobs to get everyone connected. Read more

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