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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
    • Miter saw
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • Screw gun
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • Chalk line
    • Nippers
    • Locking pliers
    • Lineman's pliers
    • Drill bit set
    • Electrical tape
    • Extension cord
    • Framing square
    • Hearing protection
    • Pliers
    • Safety glasses
    • Slip joint pliers
    • Shop vacuum
    • Non-contact voltage tester

You’ll also need a stud finder, stepladder, utility knife, voltage tester and 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.

    • Box extender (Raco 187 or similar)
    • 4-in. square x 1-1/2-in.-deep metal boxes
    • 4-in. square raised covers
    • 10-ft. lengths of 1/2-in.
    • PVC conduit
    • Container of PVC electrical conduit glue
    • 1/2-in. PVC male adapters
    • 1/2-in.electrical connector locknuts
    • 90-degree PVC bend with hub
    • 1/2-in. PVC couplings
    • Straps for 1/2-in. PVC
    • Green ground screws
    • White THHN 14-gauge*
    • Black THHN 14-gauge*
    • Green THHN 14-gauge*
    • 1/4-20 x 3-in. two-piece toggle bolts
    • Screw-in drywall anchors
    • 15-amp receptacles
    • 15-amp single-pole switch
    • Light fixtures
    • Bulbs or tubes
    • Wire connectors

* Use 12-gauge wire for 20-amp circuits.

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