Updating electrical outlets

Moran also suggests replacing an old, discolored bathroom floor with easy-to-apply vinyl tiles or a small piece of sheet vinyl. You can install the new floor right over the old one,” she says.

If your tub and shower are looking dingy, consider re-grouting the tile and replacing any chipped tiles.

From this point the circuit will feed a string of outlets and a ceiling fan.

Note that the cable must be secured to the framing within 12 inches of the panel.

The room had a white dishwasher, microwave and wall oven mixed with other pieces that were stainless steel with black trim.

When Persley called the dishwasher manufacturer to see about ordering a new, black face panel, the customer service representative clued her in on a big secret: Many dishwasher panels are white on one side and black on the other.

This is the Cutler-Hammer 125 Amp main lug electrical panel.


The shorter line behind would be used with 5/8" drywall. The plaster/lath and drywall multi-layer surface was so thick, the mounting screws would've just bit into plaster.

If your kitchen appliances don’t match, order new doors or face panels for them.

When Nicole Persley, a Realtor in Boca Raton, Fla., was sprucing up her own home to sell, her mix-and-match kitchen bothered her.

Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or want to spiff it up inexpensively for your own enjoyment, we’ve got 10 good strategies for you to consider.

The actual cost and payback for each project can vary, depending on both your home’s condition and overall real estate market values in your region of the country.

As the panel fills up, I will route the wires closer to the middle. The regular terminal points on the bus bar can accept wires from number 14 up to number 8. The cable entered the panel from below, right next to the black sub-feed cable.



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