Step 30 - External Electric

Placing Wires

Lights Outside!

A third day of electrical wiring sees the rough in of all external electrical boxes as well as finishing touches on the interior wiring.  Among these finishing touches are small steel plates nailed in to every stud where the electrical wires are run to prevent screws or nails from accidentally penetrating the wiring.  The wires in the junction boxes are cut to size and stripped where appropriate.

Things We Learned Along The Way

How to Ensure Safety in the Electrical Wiring of Your New Home

The safety of your home as well as your family should always be among your primary concerns. That is why you should always make it a point to pay attention even to the smallest details in your home. For instance, one of the details you must pay particular attention to is the safety of the electrical wiring in your house.

Ensuring the safety of the electrical wiring in your house is crucial. This is so that you can be assured to an extent that your house will not be accidentally burnt down or damaged due to faulty electrical wirings or systems. Thus, your family will be kept safe and you will be free from the worries upon leaving your home.

There are many ways to ensure the safety of the electrical wiring in your home.

First, if you will have any electrical wiring installed, you have to make it a point to have it done by a fully experienced and qualified electrician or electrical contractor with a license. This way, you can be sure that the task will be completed efficiently. Thus, the completed job will not only be efficient but safe as well.

Second, if there is any faulty electrical wiring, make sure to address that as soon as possible. If the problem is minor and it can be repaired with a quick re-connection or electrical tape, then you can do it yourself. However, this is only true if you have proper and ample knowledge as to what you are doing. More importantly, you should also have the right tools to work with. For more instructions, you can search the internet; just make sure you consult the credible websites. However, if you think that the damage is too big or complicated, then it is time to call in your trusted electrician or electrical contractor again.

Third, you must always make it a point to have regular inspections of the electrical wiring in your home. This way, you can already point out and address the potential and actual problems in the electrical wiring. This will keep your home as well as the people living in it safe from possible electrical accidents and hazards.

Lastly, it is very important that you upgrade the electrical wiring of your home every now and then. As you may know, cables and other electrical devices also get old. Thus, they may also become less efficient; and worse, they can even cause accidents and other hazards. For instance, outdated as well as old wiring actually increases the risk of electrical fire starting in your house and burning it down.

You also have quite a number of factors to consider when you decide to upgrade the electrical wiring of your home. To give you a heads up, here are some of them.

For one, you must make sure that you adhere to the electrical codes in your locality. In the same manner, you also have to secure the necessary permits for re-wiring. In addition, if you have hired an excellent, qualified and certified electrician or electrical contractor, this will not be too much of a problem for you because he or she can already complete this task.

Aside from these technicalities, it is also important that you pay attention to the materials as well as the actual work that will be done for the electrical system in your home. Before you decide on having anything done, make sure that you have your electrical system properly assessed by the electrician or electrical contractor. Then from there, you can talk about the appropriate materials to be used based on important factors such as the age of your wires, home, the electrical load in your home as well as the devices and gadgets you use among others.


The Land






Framing Phase

Rough-in Phase

Drywall Phase

Interior Carpentry

Flat-work Phase

Paint & Stain

Finishing Phase