Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

How to recognize and correct wiring blunders that can endanger your home

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Cordless drill
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Electrical tape
  • Drywall saw
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • 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.

  • Junction boxes
  • Wire
  • Wire connectors
  • 2 x 2
  • Outlet spacers
  • Receptacles
  • Electrical boxes
  • Box extensions
  • Cable clamps