Tag: Drilling

How to Drill Holes for Wires

Drilling holes for electrical wires takes a lot of planning. You must plan your routes, keep power away from extra-low-voltage wires, and drill holes at the same height!
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What is Roughing-In for Electricians

The Electrical Rough-In Process is the stage where electricians install electrical boxes, drill holes, pull wires, and splice wires before calling for electrical inspection.
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Drilling Holes in Structural Wood Beams for Electrical Wires

It's VERY important you are aware of the rules before drilling into structural support beam. The best advice is to get written approval from your jobsite's structural engineer.
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What is an Apprentice Loop for Electricians

An apprentice loop is when you pull a wire, and it somehow gets looped around a stud or ceiling joist, making the wire stick out of the wall, but somehow the wire went back into the wall or ceiling, continued it's normal route, and was maybe even tied into an electrical box! Even Journeymen make…
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Plan Routes Before Drilling Holes for Electrical Wires

It's important to pre-plan your routes before drilling holes to save you time during the wire-pulling stage.
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Always Check the Other Side of the Surface You’re Drilling

It may sound obvious, but it's so important to check the opposite side of the material you're drilling through. You never know what can be there.
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