If you have ever installed your own electrical outlet, you know that it can be a challenge. There are a bunch of wires and screws involved. It can get confusing real fast. Thankfully, there are YouTube videos that can guide you through the process step by step. However, these videos don’t guarantee that you instantly become comparable to a commercial electrician. There are still many things that you could have messed up without even realizing it.
In this video, you will learn about one particularly common way that people install their outlet incorrectly.
Most of the issues that arise from installing electrical outlets on your own involve the wiring. You may know which wires attach to which screws, however, do you know how to attach each wire? At the end of the wire, you cut or peel it back until some of the wire is exposed. You then want to create a hook to hook onto the screws. Many people figure that it does not matter how it hooks in. However, you want the hook to be facing out. This makes the wire more stable and secure when you screw it in. Otherwise, it risks becoming disconnected.