Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

Add a new circuit to your home's wiring

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Flashlight
  • Voltage tester
  • Pliers
  • Utility knife
  • Wire stripper/cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • AFCI circuit breaker
  • cable clamp
  • electrical staples