If a switch or outlet is on a circuit that often blows its breaker or fuse dont make matters worse by adding yet another outlet to the circuit electrical codes restrict the number of lights or electrical outlets that can be connected to one circuit typically you can have no more than eight lights or electrical outlets on a 15 amp circuit . This article includes a description of methods to use to add a new outlet from an existing outlet there are times that you may wish to install add an additional outlet at a new location now you need to figure out where there is an existing source of power that you can tap into. Wiring and installing an electric outlet is an easy do it yourself project taking on this job by yourself rather than calling in an electrician will save you money and will help you build your confidence for doing additional homeowner electrical repairs safety considerations the wire connections must be made carefully to ensure safety and proper operation. Wiring a new outlet to another outlet to add a new outlet to a group of receptacles already in place splice the new wires to one set of wires on one of the existing outlets run 2 wire cable from the existing receptacle to the new outlet location in this diagram each receptacle is wired to the next using the terminals to pass the voltage
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