How to Run Electrical Wire and Install Insulation

One of the most important parts of repairing a house, or building a new one is to properly run the electrical wires through it and to then insulate these wires. This is because you need to have electricity run to every switch in the house, while having those wires insulated in order to avoid any mishaps that could potentially occur.

Many people have tried to insulate their wires and run them through their house in the past, but these wirings have proven to be full of faults and not up to the required standards.

Instructions

  • 1

    Measure

    The first step to running wires and insulating them is to measure distances. You need to go ahead and measure the gap from the bottom to the top plate.

    After this, you need to take your insulation material and make incisions in it based on those measurements that you just took.

  • 2

    Cut insulation

    The next step is to lay out the insulation lining and make it level with the edge. You then need to take a cutting tool and cut along the incisions that you made previously. You need to try and be precise with this, since you don’t want to over insulate and compress the wires, which could cause problems later on.

  • 3

    Insert insulation

    After the wiring is running through the walls as per your requirements, and you have gone on to cut out the insulation as per your requirements, the next step is to install the insulation in the wall cavity.

    First you need to check for the wall studs, and once you have done so you need to go on and place the insulation in between the wall cavity, while careful making sure you don’t damage the wall studs.

  • 4

    Split and divide insulation

    The last step, but potentially the most tricky step in installing the insulation over the running wires, is to split it and make sure it has insulated both the front and the back.

    In order to do this, you need to split the insulation in half. The ideal way to go about this is to start from the bottom and then move up.

    Once you have gone on to split the insulation, take one half and place it behind the wires, while the other half would sit on top of the wires.

    This is going to require a lot of stability and effort, so you need to make sure you don’t make any rapid movements.

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