Label Electrical Wires
Label Electrical Wires - Have Some Fun Be Reasonable
It's a good idea to label electrical wires. Here are a few reasons why you should do it:
- labels help remind you how to name circuit breakers
- labels help you know what wire is which in an attic or crawlspace
- labels help you when you tear into a wall years from now
It's important to realize that you may know where a wire goes the day you installed it, but you may not remember a week, month, or year later. Simple labels at critical locations where a wire is visible may help you trace a circuit saving you lots of time.
Label Wires and Smile
It is possible to have a little fun and lower your stress as you label electrical wires. Here are a few examples. Let's see how smart you are. Place your answers to the questions in the comment section below:
Fire Foam Sealant For Cables
The building inspector in your city or town may not require you to use a special foam to seal the holes in bottom and top wall plates through which electric cables pass. It's a VERY GOOD idea to use this product to stop the spread of fire in homes. It also stops cold air drafts too.
Here's the fire foam sealant I'm using on my daughter's new home: