- dismantling obsolete outlet
- Installing a new outlet
There are many reasons why sometimes you have to do the replacement of the outlet.For example, wants to establish a modern and beautiful instrument, and can be contact or fixing old outlet had deteriorated.Of course, you can call the electrician, but many prefer to save money and learn how to replace the outlet with their own hands.
dismantling obsolete outlet
switch off the electricity
Before starting to dismantle the old outlet, be sure to disconnect the wires that are fed to it.This can be done simply - in the electrical panel, if the work is carried out in an apartment building, it is necessary in his department to switch the dial to "OFF." Or unscrew the plug belonging to the network is a private apartment.Working preferably in the daytime, because the apartment will not function lighting.If you have to do the replacement socket dark, you need to have a flashlight or, in extreme cases, a candle.
Before replacing the electrical appliance need to prepare - to get a new socket and, if necessary, podrozetnik.In addition, work will need pliers and a screwdriver, the size of which must be suitable to the screws used for fixing elements of the socket.It is advisable and the indicator phase - it can be used to check for the current network.When armed with the necessary tools, the work on the replacement of the outlet will be quick and easy.
remove the front panel
- To remove the old socket, you must first remove the front panel.At its center is a hole through which the panel screw fastened to the base.This unscrew the screw with a screwdriver and remove the existing cover.
- To make sure that the wire goes through the current, you need to use the indicator.Phase power wires routed on the thread and zero.If the lamp lights up when the contact wires and the indicator, it means that the network is unable to disconnect, and outlet has power.If the contact of the probe with bare ends of the wires indicator does not respond, then the current in the network, and can be turned off without fear for his life engaged in work.
- loosen the screws and take out the wires ensure that the network is de-energized, you can continue to dismantle the outlet.First you need to disconnect the wires from the outlet network, which are secured by screws jaws.The screws need to relax, remove the wire ends.Then comes the turn of the spacers that attach the socket to the wall on the inside.To ease the spacers also need to unscrew the corresponding screws, and then pull the outlet out of the cell.
- dismantled socket often can be seen that there is no niche podrozetnik.This means that the plug is fastened to a wall of the hole.Since it is impossible to set the socket, because in that case the fastening device is not reliable.In old houses it is common.
- Also, there are times when installed Escutcheon of metal, with no fastening bolts.The design of such podrozetnik provides through its own fixing struts, but they do not provide a reliable fastening.
Installing a new outlet
- Mounting new outlet begins with the installation Escutcheon.In size it should be free to go in the hole.If during the installation Escutcheon it is not completely gone in the hole, it is necessary to enlarge the hole to a size that would allow the parts fit into the recess.Escutcheon deformation in this case is unacceptable.
- new item under the outlet should be firmly and securely fastened in the niche allocated.To do this, you need to apply the mixture on a cement-sand or gypsum based.The gypsum used in this case is preferable.
- To prepare such a solution in the dry mixture is added a little water and the solution was stirred.It should be of such a consistency that could fix podrozetnik cell.
- In podrozetnik on the side from which it will include the wire is done window.Then the mixture is cooked in a certain amount is applied to a narrow spatula into the prepared hole, and then inserted into the prepared podrozetnik niche.Next, a solution aligned with the abutment surface Escutcheon wall.Then you have to wait for some time until the mixture hardens.
- Usually outlet summed wires of aluminum, which are often a little longer than necessary.Cut off the excess is not necessary - the wires can bend space Escutcheon.If you need to remove the insulation from the wire, then this should be done very carefully, as the old aluminum wire, even with a light incision vein becomes very brittle.It is best to warm insulation fire lighters, and then remove it.
- next step - with socket cap is removed.To do this, unscrew the screw placed in the middle of the panel.The outlet terminals are got bare wires and twist the screwdriver the fixing screws.
- After this outlet can be installed in its place.Following the horizontal mounting bolts, which are responsible for fixing the spacers to Enclosures, twist screwdriver.
- cover superimposed on the socket and fastened central screw.
After installation, the wall outlet and turn on the machine checked its performance.
Below you will find detailed instructions on removing and installing sockets, learn how to replace the power outlet without disconnecting the electricity: