PVC strips and skirting boards, with matching fixtures (sockets or switches) are the quickest, easiest and safest way to renovate an electrical installation.
- Backpack saw
- Putty glue with extruder gun
- Wire stripper
- Electrician's screwdriver
- Placing the plinth and electrical wires
- Electrical connections of the socket
Placing the plinth and electrical wires
1. Attach a cutting box to a workbench and cut the baseboards (or chopsticks) with a fine-tooth saw (back saw). For a perfect finish, you can cut miter baseboards for connection in salient or re-entrant angles.
2. Skirting boards can be nailed, screwed or glued, the latter being by far the most convenient and the fastest. Apply a bead of zigzag wall mastic to the back of the plinth. It is not necessary to put a lot, otherwise the glue will form an extra thickness.
3. Position the baseboard flush with the floor and apply strongly to spread the glue. It is not necessary to press for a long time. Let the glue take before proceeding with the installation.
4. Arrange the conductors in their grooves, being careful to respect the color code. • Yellow, green or green / yellow - protective conductor (earth). • Blue: neutral. • Any other color except the previous ones (usually in order, red, black, brown, etc.)
5. Small accessories that snap on the groove separations are available to hold the conductors in place. If not, use plastic tape.
Electrical connections of the socket
1. Determine the location of the outlets and strip the end of the conductors to a length just long enough for the metal portion to enter the socket of the terminal. Be sure to adjust the wire stripper to avoid damaging the metal (source of loss of intensity).
2. For convenience, connect to the jack before attaching the camera body. Tighten the locking screws of the connection terminals correctly (poor tightening is a source of sizzling, poor contact and risk of fire).
3. Close the baseboard face, being careful not to pinch any wires. The cover simply snaps onto the base of the plinth.
4. Drill, pin, and screw the receptacle base to the desired location, free from covering when you have closed the baseboard face.
5. All that remains is to screw the front of the socket in place, then to connect the circuit to the subscriber board, and finally to perform the functional tests. Warning: never neglect the connection of the earth conductor!
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