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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will replace or install an AC outlet.

Wiring varies greatly, just be safe when pursuing this BB

Replacing an outlet:


Installing a new outlet:


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - install new or replace existing AC outlet

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of the current location that needs a new outlet, or a socket failing a socket test
   - a picture of the installation/repair midway through
   - a picture of the finished installation with the socket tester showing a proper installation



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I installed this outlet on the mezzanine of Paul’s classroom.
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box ready for light switch
box ready for light switch
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installing an electrical outlet
installing an electrical outlet
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electrical outlet tested
electrical outlet tested
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I certify this BB complete!

 
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Here at the ATC, I installed an outlet!

We also wired up a three way switch on the table just for laughs. I learned a lot!

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box ready for electrical outlet
box ready for electrical outlet
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installing electrical outlet
installing electrical outlet
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installing outlet
installing outlet
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electical outlet installed and tested
electical outlet installed and tested
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I certify that this BB is complete!

 
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I installed an outlet yesterday!  Or more accurately, installed about ten of them.  It was my first time doing a conduit installation.  Here are the pics:
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Spot that needs an outlet
Spot that needs an outlet
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Outlet - apparently they attach to the cover plate when doing conduit boxes
Outlet - apparently they attach to the cover plate when doing conduit boxes
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Wired up
Wired up
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Blurry picture of tester (center and right light are on which is a good thing)
Blurry picture of tester (center and right light are on which is a good thing)
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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This was the first step to getting power to the storage shed.  I ran wire to the electrical box and used a box that would hold the light switch and create a plug. Lessons learned do not cut the wire to short, wire strippers that match the wire size are very handy, hammering staples to hold the wire is hard.
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empty wall
empty wall
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wires
wires
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wired
wired
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working
working
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I submit replacing an outlet.  
for more pictures about the loom room renos, here's a link.

I ended up doing five of these and one complicated one with a two-fuse thingy (break the little tab on the black side), but for this badge, I'm submitting the regular outlets.  The photos are from two of the ones I did yesterday (thus the different backgrounds).

supplies including two different testers



ugly old socket





wires



putting wires on new one



back on wall (levelled and screws not touching inside of box)



tested and works correctly!



plate



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Here is my BB attempt:

Old outlet


New Outlet


Ready for Install


Midway Photo:


Installed


Covered and Tested:
Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is complete.

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