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.

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.

Appliance placement for small kitchen designs | Peninsula countertop spaces require receptacles if long dimension ...

Appliance placement for small kitchen designs | Peninsula countertop spaces require receptacles if long dimension ...

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.

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

2014 NEC National Electrical Code Laminated 6 Page Quick Card New Pamphlet

Details about 2014 NEC National Electrical Code Laminated 6 Page Quick Card New Pamphlet

2014 NEC National Electrical Code Laminated 6 Page Quick Card New Pamphlet

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.

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.

2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) Tabs New Set of 96 Tabs

2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) Tabs New Set of 96 Tabs

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

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

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