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PVC underlayment

PVC strips and skirting boards, with matching fixtures (sockets or switches) are the quickest, easiest and safest way to renovate an electrical installation.

Necessary material

  • Backpack saw
  • Putty glue with extruder gun
  • Wire stripper
  • Electrician's screwdriver
  • Screwdriver

Steps

  1. Placing the plinth and electrical wires
  2. Electrical connections of the socket

Placing the plinth and electrical wires

Cut miter baseboards for binding in salient or recessing angles

Cut miter baseboards for binding in salient or recessing angles

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.

Apply a bead of zigzag wall mastic to the back of the plinth

Apply a bead of zigzag wall mastic to the back of the plinth

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.

Apply strongly to spread the glue without pressing long

Apply strongly to spread the glue without pressing long

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.

Arrange drivers in their grooves

Arrange drivers in their grooves

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.)

Keep the drivers in place with their small accessories that clip onto the grooves

Keep the drivers in place with their small accessories that clip onto the grooves

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

Strip the end of the conductors

Strip the end of the conductors

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).

Make connections with the plug before attaching the device housing

Make connections with the plug before attaching the device housing

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).

Close the skirting boards, taking care not to pinch any wire

Close the skirting boards, taking care not to pinch any wire

3. Close the baseboard face, being careful not to pinch any wires. The cover simply snaps onto the base of the plinth.

Drill, peg and screw the base of the socket

Drill, peg and screw the base of the socket

4. Drill, pin, and screw the receptacle base to the desired location, free from covering when you have closed the baseboard face.

Screw the front of the socket, then connect the circuit to the subscriber board

Screw the front of the socket, then connect the circuit to the subscriber board

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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