Behind that hand is the electrical for our stove plug. The last plug we had was lovely and all, except that it wasn’t grounded. So, with the move across the room, we thought we’d take care of that problem. April helped me run the wire and then we capped it off to be tended to later.
And later it was really easy to finish.
Step one: turn off the power. (I like to switch off the whole house because I believe in safety first.)
Then remove the electrical nuts.
Enter our four prong plug. It has four prongs because there are two feed wires (red and black), one return wire (white) and one ground wire (bare copper).
Conveniently on the back the inputs for each wire are labeled. Just follow the instructions and secure the wire with the screw.
Once each wire is secured then the trick is shoving it all back into the tiny box.
Wrestle and push, and then tighten the plug into the box using the screws provided.
I always find electrical a little daunting because there is that death factor of being electrocuted. Or there is the possibility of wiring things wrong and burning down the house…but if you can put those fears aside, then it’s not so bad. In fact it’s kind of fun. Just make sure you read the directions, and have someone around to check your work.
I luckily have this great guy. And an electrical tester. Don’t forget a good electrical tester.