Commercial outlet box installation-advice by a commercial electrician
We’re gonna show how to put these things together the easy way.
Hopefully we have to fish everything behind a steel grate basically in this style of commercial receptacle and and in this stuff the code is you always use a 20 amp one.
There were a little bit more heavy-duty than what you might see in a house.
What you’re not gonna see on these usually is some little hole at the back where you can just kind of insert the wires and tighten it down. It does get wrapped around the screw. what you’ll see here though is a little hole one side of this a little more complex one side smaller.
This is what basically corresponds at a green ground. The black wire is always going to be this one and then here if you’ll notice these a color-coded one the white one’s gonna be kind of the brass color.
What you do is you stick the wire in this hole and you’re gonna have a fair amount of it stripped off to get this to go right it in the hole it don’t fit and then pull it around a screw and then hit that with the impact driver and then that’s what you’ll end up with. It’s gonna be nice and tight what a lot of people do is they just want to bend a little sheets hook on that stick it around the screw and tighten it down. That does work but when you stick it in the hole in putting around the screw if something strips out or goes wrong with that screw chances are you’ve still got a relatively good connection right there.
So we’ll get a couple of these put together and then go to the next stage.
A little addendum I put one in and then I undid it just to show you how that wire ends up looking. See all that looks that I mean it goes in your sort of ways but we’re talking twisting it around and that’s why these things stay relatively tight.
If you are not sure get the help of a commercial electrician.
Once you’ve tighten that down what this doesn’t work well with is stranded wire and so for these types of applications when we’re making the pigtails we really want to make that solid.
Basically the way it works is you know everything is color-coded with us so you know once the box gets bolted to whatever it’s going to go to here we use self-tapping screws by attaching this to the faceplate on commercial installations has to be all three you know.
If it’s the do-it-yourselfer at home thing you’re actually in pretty good shape with just the center one requires a little bit of modification so it fits.
The other thing on a commercial box this is on a store display yes it’s a 4-inch box with only a single wide it gives us plenty of room for these wider longer wires and everything