How to Rough-In Electrical Wiring

Do-it-yourself guide with professional techniques for a safe wiring job.

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Drill/driver, cordless

Other Tools
Spade bits
Stripping tool
Angle drill (you can rent one)
3/4-in. auger bit
Screwdriver

Refer to Basic Supplies at the end of the article.