How to Wire a House

You don’t need to hire someone when it comes to the task of wiring a house. However you do need the following.

Required Tools and Materials

Electrical wires
Phone jack plates
Electrical tape

Choose the Location

The best way to set the wires is by having a central control area. This will make it easier to assess the situation in case something goes wrong. It also makes it easier to adjust settings if needed. The ideal location is the basement. If not, just choose a site that people don’t usually go to.

Preparing the Site

Clean the area first. Remove all other furniture there. Leave only the fuse box, power adaptor or other electrical panels. Before you start wiring a house, you should also make sure the site has room for all your tools. Having spare fuse boxes and wires is also necessary.

Setting up the Conduits

Set the conduits in place before fixing the wires. For the main vein use a big conduit. For the branches, utilize smaller ones. When in the hardware store ask about the different sizes.

Add some conduits in both walls and ceiling. This should be done in every room. By doing this you’ll have an easier time upgrading or adding wires later on. For easier wire pulling, fasten a string on every conduit.

Setting up the Electrical Outlets

The next step to wiring a house is installing the electrical outlets. The ideal setup is one outlet per room. Set each on the wall. There should also be one phone jack per room.

Color Coding

To avoid confusion color coding the conduit and the wires is recommended. Just stick different colored electrical tapes on it. For easy reference, keep a notebook of the color labels and what they represent. This will help you determine what a particular outlet is for.

You should also have a map of the entire electrical scheme of your house. With this you’ll have an easier time fixing any problem. Or you can show it to the electrician and help point out the trouble.


Here are a few things to remember when wiring a house. First, never set the conduits in sharp edges. This presents two problems. The first is it makes wiring hard to implement. The second is that electrical flow is constricted. This can be very dangerous and damage appliances. Do not forget to ground the main wiring source at the basement or wherever you put it.

Make sure that the audio and electrical wires are a few feet apart. If they’re in proximity it can lead to sound distortion.

If you are not sure how to proceed, let a qualified electrician do it for you. There are several risks involved here. If you get it wrong an appliance could be damaged or you could hurt yourself.

There are several things to think about when wiring a house. But with the right precautions and approach, you’ll be able to set it up and get the electrical power running.

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