Step-by-step for laying sockets

Continuously power required at a point where is no outlet, you should lay a new can. Here also a professional is needed.


1. Before Working – give Overview

Of course power is needed for the outlet. Is typically used as a junction box for the power source. This box is located in the so-called installation zone. This is a strip running from 15 to 45 centimeters below the ceiling, or 15 to 45 centimeters above the floor. If no round footprints reveal the location of the can, can you find them by tapping. It sounds hollow in the box. In newer houses equipment Junction boxes are often held distribution boxes fitted behind light switches or wall outlets.

2. Expose the junction box

In this work you do not get often with current contact. Nevertheless, you should issue the backup safety. Important: A sign at the fuse box attach, so that no one hires the stream. Now you can around the can cut the wallpaper carefully. The cover will lift off easily. He is only clamped. Now is to identify which cables are present in this box.

3. Mark the way of the future line

The power cord must be easy to install in no way from the junction box to the power outlet. The road first runs horizontally, up to a point exactly vertically above, or below the future outlet from there it goes vertically up to the point where the can be located. With drywall, this step is omitted.

4. Place the flush-mounted or cavity wall box

Now a hole saw is used. With it, a hole is drilled in the wall (with a german Dosensenker), wall-1013682_1920.jpgthe outlet will find place in the. First, a cavity wall box in the drywall, or a flush-mounted box is mounted in solid walls at this point. For surface mounting of this step is not necessary, of course.

5. Tap slot for the cable

Now it gets tricky, because it needs to be knocked into the plaster a slot in which the cable later be located. In the installation zone already some cables may lie. Therefore, extreme caution is required. The cable must not be damaged. If sufficient space is available, the slot should be developed such that an empty tube to accommodate it. If drywall or wall mounting of the step is omitted.

6. Install cable

if the power lines are not routed in an empty pipe for the installation of surface-mounted lines or, NYM-J cable is used. This is inserted into the slot and fixed there with plaster. Alternatively, cramps can come for fixing used. The line must be firmly attached to the ground. You may not be able to move. Alternatively, empty pipes are plastered, in which flexible PVC core cables are pulled.

7. Disconnect the power outlet

The current must now be turned off with certainty. The clamping is a work for the electrician and should not be self-made. In this operation, the socket is screwed into the previously laid socket, or pinched.



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